The Pig - has to be experienced
Scene 5 / Act 1 - Boscobel - friendliest town on the river
It's ridiculous how nice the weather is; a perfect blend of sun wind and humidity. The clan shakes there head sharing the stories of two years ago when wind waves and cold were the standard; but it's the Captain's tour now; better to be lucky then good!!
What a great day to be on the river; we make our way down to Boscobel and decide to stop for water and necessities. There are a couple of landings and we checkout both to see if we can catch a ride into town which is around 2 miles down the road. A vehicle pulls in and we contemplate asking for a ride - Sandy steps up and makes introductions asking for a ride; Roger H. agrees eagerly thinking he's taking Sandy into town when a bunch of crusty ole sea crabs pile into his vehicle. Ha!
Roger ends up to be this great guy who used to work for the DNR doing river management; he shuttles us from store to store; Michael breaks into laughter when the first store we hit is a Piggly Wiggly grocery store; the second store is a liquor store gun shop that has to be experienced. Nothing like bullets and booze to make things right in the world. I thought about it for awhile... I bet they don't get robbed much.
I had talked about an ice-cream stop daily on this trip and Everett was looking forward to it; we missed out with the long hot showers in Muscoda; Toby a thinking man, grabs a couple boxes of ice cream drumsticks at the Pig and makes another jester of kindness a picks up a bottle of Butterscotch snaps to toast Verlen and the Kruger canoe legacy. We are golden.
We find another great campsite, plenty of wood and space to spread out; 5 days in, things are looking good!
to be continued...