What Grandparents do in their "spare" time!
|Our grandson had been looking forward to a float trip|
on the Buffalo National River.
|It was evident that area businesses were gearing up for the floating season,|
but my grandson and his buddies couldn't afford to rent canoes.
"Grampa Gary" to the rescue,
providing a canoe and a kayak,
...and paddles, of course!
|It was decided that Buffalo Point would be the place|
from which the float trip would start.
|His group was anxious to get started on their trip,|
but I got them to pause long enough to capture
a few photos with my cell phone.
|The river looked peaceful and quiet as they carried|
the canoe and kayak down to the water's edge.
|I wasn't sure how they were going to fit all their gear|
into their small boats!
|This placard by the place they put in the river proclaimed the Buffalo River to be |
"The River of Life".
I found that very interesting,
because of what the Book of Revelation says about the
River of Life in Revelation 22.
It states that it flows from the Throne of God,
and only those whose names are written in the
Book of Life
will see this River of Life!
(Billy Graham has an excellent video available called "The Cross"
that shows how you can have your name written in the "Book of Life".
Click HERE to see it!)
My husband didn't sleep very well that night;
I often found him missing in our bed.
He was concerned about the kids out on the river,
and spent considerable time praying for their safety.
Consequently, the next morning we headed out earlier than planned to pick them up...
Gary was afraid they would over shoot the place where they were to land.
|As we went, I couldn't help but notice businesses getting ready|
for spring float trips and guided fishing tours.
|We drove past the abandoned mining town of "Rush" on our way to the river.|
|The group was already there waiting for us,|
although we were nearly 3 hours early!
They were relieved not to have to wait for us,
and Gary was extremely relieved that they were all okay
and had not gone past the selected landing!
|Minutes after we arrived a ranger dropped by,|
checking to see if all was okay.
|The satisfied look on our grandson's face as they loaded up,|
made it all worthwhile!
If you've followed many of my posts,
you know of my love for the Buffalo National River!
To see a related post, click HERE!
(To see any of these photos more clearly, just click on them to enlarge them!)