The morning started out great. Lizzie was so excited to take a boat ride on the Osage and play in the water. She always enjoys snack time at the island(s). You see here that she has her juice and a cheese stick. (Healthy, right mom?) Battery trouble earlier in the week kept us from going. It gave Lizzie big crocodile tears too.
Our second stop at, "the way up the river island" was good too. She found sand, lots of shells, and more juice. We even saw an eagle crossing the water.
But then the trouble came. The motor wouldn't start. Need I say we were about 10 miles up river from our put in location?
Now we weren't really up the creek (river) without a paddle, just without a CELL PHONE! And so the paddling began. Thank goodness there was lots of current.
Grandpa was the hero, as he paddled down river for about a mile. There he saw someone on the bank and he asked if they had a cell phone. Luckily they did and even luckier was that it had reception down between the bluffs.
Who else to call but my bff, Diane. After all, she had been rescued by us from the same spot, years ago. It would be about a 20 minute drive for her to come and get us.
It was a nice shady spot to spend a few minutes watching the river and drinking some kool-aid.
After getting the truck and going back to retrieve the boat it was brought home for closer inspection. The battery had some corrosion on it.
However the real culprit was a battery cable, the end had corroded off. It will be replaced today and we will be back on the river tomorrow!
Life is good!