Friday, August 9, 2013

July 31, 2013. Osceola, WI to Marine on St. Croix, MN. 11 miles.

We bused back across the river and hauled the boats down to the landing. This was to be another short day so we were not in a big hurry... We talked with Cece and Ron, whom we remembered from other Rumbles.

Our morning break was at a sandbar right after we passed under an old train bridge. The St. Croix River Association greeted us with smiles, snacks, soft drinks and coffee! What a treat!

While on break I discussed my injured hand with Jane, who is a physical therapist. She and Ron both wore the 2004 Rumble shirt today.

Pete spent most of his break teaching paddling skills, but took a moment for a snack and photo with Mary Jo and Cindy.

We arrived at Marine on St. Croix, carried our boats up a hill and set up camp in town parks. This is a charming little town with several bars and restaurants and a very busy General Store.

Bill and I had dinner at a bar with a group from the Rumble. After dinner we went back to the tent, and Bill was already sleeping when the fire alarm went off around 9:30 PM. This is a small town with a volunteer fire department, and the siren sounded for a very long time...

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