What I don't get about the Creature Craft is that it takes the two worst things about both rafting and kayaking and combines them. You choose to have no speed like a raft, and are very large, then you strap yourself to it (which is the major disadvantage in kayaking, because you can't bail as easily), and unlike kayaking you can't actually controllably roll it back up. So you sit there strapped to a giant inner tube sideways, with your friend drowning below you. Furthermore, they are designed so you can't carry any more gear than you can in a kayak (on a per person basis). Brilliant.
Back to the subject, Cross is going to be sick this weekend!