Monday, September 27, 2010

Starlight Theater Closes / River Trip

On the Starlight Theatre's last night ever, I ran into Billy, my river guide friend and he asked me to join him on a river trip the next day for the maiden voyage of his new boat through the Santa Elena Canyon. In the few years that I have been here, I had not done the full 21 mile downstream trip through the Canyon, I am almost embarrassed to say. Since I had to wake up before 7 am, I wasn't able to stay at the Starlight after midnight for the 50 cents any drink in the house deal and If I did, I don't think that I would have made the river trip.

And what an adventure it was! And lucky was I, being that this trip is usually out of my financial capabilities. Right now the river is high, which makes the trip easy and more spectacular. The river gets lower and lower through the Fall until eventually this particular trip is not offered as a one day trip any longer. I recommend to anyone who visits the Big Bend, to look into boating down this river.

I didn't bring a camera, but there were some pictures taken and I'll post one or two if they should ever surface.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Billy! He was the best guide ever!

Tell him Dwight and Adam said hi!