Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Need to start getting a head count for the cooks.   Here's who I've got so far:

1.  Josh
2.  Mullowney
3.  Myers
4.  Pete
5.  Phil
6.  Rob
7.  Skip
8.  Tim
9.  Vernon

Stuart will not make it because he's taking the story of the Wrigley Field Blowjob Gesturer on the road:

Because it never gets old.

Hizzoner Ian is also going to miss because he's up for re-election April 5 and hopefully will be getting sworn in again about the time we're on the river.  Some shenanigans going on with his opponent by the way:   Dirty Developers

Have not heard from Kirly, Cronin, Rob Cannon or Brother Jack

Continuing to work our way through the Fall pics., here's the approach to, and lunch at, Tim's favorite gravel bar of all time:

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Love Triangle

We have been long overdue recognizing the contributions of Pete F. Feldman in the food department.

For example, there were the Spring 2013 muffaletas he made with ingredients he smuggled out of New Orleans:


In Spring of 2015 he made us the sushi grade tuna and the prime rib...

Just last fall he brought a whole tub full of Louisiana crawfish to the Buffalo:

He also introduced new programs to the RRCC kitchen, like the green plant-an-herb initiative...

None of that even counts the time he rode his bike from New Orleans to Missouri just to paddle down the river with us for two days...

Sometime he gets tired from all of that work...

So for the first time in several years we made a presentation of the Honorary Dinner Triangle.   The award was made in a private ceremony at the Brothers 3 Lounge in New Orleans last week.

The triangle came all the way from Nashville.  It's your birthright, Pete.  I hid it in the one place I knew I could hide something.  In my ass.  Five long years, I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass.  And now, Pete, I give the triangle to you.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The spring trip destination has revealed itself.

It's going to be classic RRCC on a great section of the Duck.  Bluffs and riffles and gravel bars.  21 easy miles over three days.   Passenger, you watch:  it's going to be a good trip.

To get you oriented, let's start with the big picture:

It's the Middle Duck River between Shelbyville and Henry Horton State Park, flowing right to left on your T.V. screen.  Click to see...

Specifically, it is the section immediately UPSTREAM of the Spring 2005 trip when we stayed at the Pavillion and played bocce on the outhouses.

Here are a few photo reminders of that memorable 2005 trip:

We will drive by Hopkins Bridge Rd. on the way and raise a glass to Mrs. Cooper.  For all that she did for us.