Originally Posted by pinemnky13
I don't know about you guys but I wanna go swim across the river and grab a case of Schlitz
Now folks, where I live, you can get a case of Schlitz and although I prefer New Glarus or even leinenkugel's, or even an ice cold Pabst canned beer but what do I know, eh?
But, what I do know is that poor ol' YakGirl is got a mad itch to get back into the river. Due to family, financial and medical reasons, she moved back to her home state of Wisconsin in late November of 2008. She is working on getting a new boat and will be practicing her roll at a place called Crooked Lake where there's a bar there called Monkey Business that actually serves up Schlitz beer.
Runnable rivers and creeks in Wisconsin are few and far in between but the state does have some decent whitewater. They run weather permitting.
Yak Girl would like to share a good river story here on the Buzz. If you can believe this, her great-grandmother, once upon a time in the late 1930's, was an avid canoeist. She, her sister who went by the name Tiny, and four of their girlfriends all went on a week long river trip in Northern Wisconsin. They packed and hauled all of their own gear. They camped out in a major thunderstorm, boated topless, drank beer, hooked up with boys. Did I mention that all six of the ladies were between the ages of 14-16? One of the ladies documented the entire trip in writing and photos. Yak Girl and her uncle would like to re-enact the entire trip. Her uncle is a whitewater canoeist.
Now on a bad note. Several months after her bad river swim, she got very sick and was hospitalized for a week with an e-coli infection in her lower abdomen. It was not from something she ate (so the doctor says). She was misdiagnosed twice from two different hospitals. By the time she was admitted into the ER, the infection was the size of a large grapefruit.
What she does not understand is that how can all of river people she has ever known, who have drank more than their fair share of river water over the years have never been as sick as she was?
Yak Girl did jump back into the boat last summer and felt great. She's going to do it again. She can't let a bad experience or an illness hold her back from what she loves doing. At least she is a decent snowboarder.