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For campers like me this was a weekend of bravery, for rafters this was a long float in the sun. Friday night’s storm converged directly above my sister’s tent creating a lovely stream aimed directly at her. After a nearly sleepless night in the car with her son Andrew, she managed to drudge over to the club’s meeting place in front of Landers. Our camp, weary and muddy, happily greeted the Kittatiny Campers from across the street and learned that they too had a pool of water at their camp – the built in chlorine kind. What luck. Nevertheless, the rest of ya’ whimps (who chose not to camp) showed up (all 70+ of you) to board the buses upstream. Grab your paddle, vest, and boat and be off. To where? Downstream, of course. Hours of it.

The sun shone on Craigmeur Ski Club. This was a sunscreen day. This was a day to eat, drink, and be merry with absolutely nowhere to go but down [stream]. This was a day to eat food from other people’s boats, see who had the best drinks, stop and sun on the rocks, and wash ashore and watch the eagles soar above (really, they did). Some stayed in their boats, others swam, others boat hopped. Most got a chance to admire Hans’ canoe but better yet we got a chance to admire each other…smiling and having fun. And after this long float doing pretty much nothing at at all we were greeted (as though weary travelers) by a delicious buffet by none other than club members and chef extraordinaries Joel, Diane and Oliver, Diamon Catering and Campus Foods Service. Food never looked and tasted so good.

I look forward to next year’s rafting trip. I especially look forward to Roy volunteering to run the trip again (he did a great job, don’t ya’ think?). I look forward to all the photographers out there eager to post their pictures on this fabulous website. And of course I, and everyone from Craigmeur, welcome all friends and family of club members to come float again (High Lifers, friends from PA and elsewhere, relatives from far and wide). Maybe, if we’re lucky, even Carolyn will come from California. Hey, you never know. There really is no-place like the Delaware River.


Note: Written by MaryAnne Mecca
Photography by Larry Ticotin, Diane Bogert, Roy Spierer
Photo Corrections & Photo Gallery by Larry Ticotin
Note: If you enjoyed this event, please add your comment(s) to this post and don’t forget to read the many comments at the end of this post.

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5 Responses to “Whatever Annual Rafting Trip a Real Splashing Good Time”

Where was the videographer when Roy fell off the raft and managed to keep his the sandwich glued to his hand dry?

Maryanne thanks for giving this event a unique time capsule recap. Roy thanks for taking over this event. Oliver, Joel, Diane as always the food you prepared was great! I could not get enough of your Hanger Steak and eagerly waited for my portion.

Hans I did better this year. I did not tip over the canoe with my wife on board.

Well, once again – Roy, you did a fabulous job putting together a Craigmeur event! The set up was great and getting to see freinds was even better. The relaxing float down the river – thanks to the Fox family and others for releiving us from paddeling :). Having the rafts and canoes tied together helped us get through the high rocks and down the roaring rapids – haha! Thanks to Oliver and Diane, once again for am awesome luncheon! Those hanger steaks and ice cream completely hit the spot! And a special thanks for replenishing our ice stash! We look forward to future rafting trips and despite the rain storm, we made it through quite dry (THANK YOU LEE, Tracie and Heather!). Couldn’t ask for better camp food – see what happens when you put together a plan :). A total must for the future – Tracie, please don’t forget the mustard – LOL. Linda – thank you for the “BEST” hot dogs – burgers and dogs really hit the spot the first night after fighting the with the tarp and pouring rain! Lee, can you make sure you buy a tarp that has stronger holes so we can maybe not lose Brain again? Maybe a safety line will help him next year :). Have a safe summer everyone.

Wow, What a trip. Our Craigmeur family and friends came out in a record number for this fun filled day on the Delaware. You couldn’t have asked for a better day. The weather cooperated to the max, the rains the day before kept the river levels up and dampend some of the campers (right Maryanne amd Lynn), and the cuisine from Diane, Olivier, and Joel was the best. Some of the sights seen along the river were the Bald eagle flying over us, the local horseback riders along the river, and the local residents washing their clothes in the river on the rocks. It made me feel as if I was cruising down the Amazon minus the Pirahnas. The photos to be posted are bound to show it all. I have to say: after going overboard with my half of sub sandwich in hand, it did not taste that bad dunked twice in river water. Well I hope to see you all on next year’s river trip with already some new suggestions in the works. Have a great summer, Think Snow. Roy

Here is a comment rec’d via E Mail from Tom and Patty Riker who participated in the Annual Canoe/Raft trip.
“Just wanted to say my wife and I had a great time at the Rafting trip this past weekend. The weather was perfect and so was the company. Bobby Flay couldn’t have done a better BBQ! Everything was terrfic. Great food…great people. Thank you to all who were involed in planning this event.”

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