Canoeing the Missouri

My son, a firefighter/paramedic, asked me if I’d like to go on a canoe trip with him and his friends. I thought he said we were going to canoe a river in Missouri. Later, I realized we were going to canoe THE Missouri, just like Lewis & Clark. We put in at Washington, Mo., and got off the river at St. Charles, Mo., a distance of 40 miles by river. I might have been concerned about being in a canoe on such a large river, but the other seven people on the trip besides me were firefighter/paramedics, most of whom train in swift water and ice rescue. The photo gives the viewer an idea just how big that river is, and just how small a canoe is in comparison.

Photographer Name: John Locus
Date: June 17, 2014
Location: Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri

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