...When it is the only place I want to be. I spend my time looking for good deals on gear, DYI gear, cheap tricks on gear. Abandoned other hobbies altogether to be able to afford better stuff for river trips. Want to have more and more boats of different sizes and styles. I take my kids almost every weekend right now. Of the last 12 weeks, We have been on a river 9 times. My 7 seven year old told me tonight after a trip on the North Santiam today that he wanted to repay me some day for all the fun we have. on the river. I took another family with us because my wife is recovering from back surgery right now and can't go. They took their 8 year old and 2 year old sons, it was the 2 year old's first trip. They all swam in the river, safely, and loved it.
Oh, and I told my son he'll never owe me for all of the fun we have, I've already been paid.
Wishing I was on the river instead of surfing the web...