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Ask anybody who attended this year’s annual canoe/raft trip and they will most likely tell you it was the best yet. However, for one of our participants, Lee DeSantis, the river trip adventure almost cost him his life. Many rumors and conflicting accounts of the day’s events circulated about what actually happened. In fairness we interviewed all on board to get their vantage point and offer these accounts to the general public so that each can form his or her own conclusions. The following is an excerpt taken from those interviews:

Lee
My dog jumped into the water and headed toward shore. I jumped off the raft to grab her, but couldn’t reach her in time as she swam away. Then I figured that I should just keep going, as this would be a good opportunity to escape all the estrogen on board – 3 women! I wasn’t wearing my life preserver so I got tired very quickly. I realized that I was in trouble, but needed to preserve my macho persona so I swam on my back pretending that I was just taking a leisurely swim. I heard Larry scream like a little girl, “What should we do?” The ladies were clinging together and screaming for Larry to save me. I was suddenly surrounded by anacondas and fought them off with my pocketknife. I went down a couple of times and yelled to my beloved Tracie, “I love you!!” not knowing if those would be my last words. Finally, the raft reached me and I did a back flip into the boat. I was relieved that my hair was still in place.

Larry
I knew immediately that Lee was in trouble. I took control of the situation. Luckily I had my camera ready and took some great shots of Lee drowning. I glanced at my watch and realized that it was close to lunchtime, so I took a short break to eat my sandwich. After I finished my sandwich, I yelled to everyone to grab their paddles and paddle as fast as they could. It was now all up to me to save Lee. I fought off sharks with one hand, a giant octopus (or was it the Loch Ness monster?) with the other, and adjusted the camera with my left foot. I knew I had to save Lee otherwise I would have to do most of the paddling for the rest of the trip. I grabbed Lee’s hand and with one strong pull, masterfully lifted him safely into the raft. As soon as I get home I’ll post the photos on the web site.

Tracie
I told Lee to wear his life preserver, but did he listen? N-o-o-o-o-o! I checked to make sure that the beer cooler was still in the boat, then I yelled to him, “Honey, is the life insurance paid up?” I wasn’t sure, so Sue and I paddled out to him to save him. Larry was useless. When Larry finally realized that Lee needed help, he just curled up in a fetal position and sucked his thumb. As Lee struggled to lift himself up into the boat, Larry whined about his camera getting wet.

Sue
Larry mostly played with his camera the whole time. Tracie and I had to do all the paddling while Larry tried to figure out the camera settings. I’m just glad I didn’t break a nail, but now I’m going to have to listen to Larry tell this story a million times!

Heather
“Hey.”

Gypsy, the dog
Woof, woof, [pant, pant] woof, yap, woof, woof [pant, pant] yap, yap, yelp! [wag, wag]
Translation: Every dog has her day!

Written by Sue Ticotin

Please check back soon to view a future post recapping the Canoe/Raft Camping event. It will include photos and a video. Participants please get your photos to Larry Ticotin ASAP so that we can all enjoy reviewing this event.

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