This was supposed to be a relaxing long weekend at the river.
No worries, just sun, magazines, and a few wine coolers.
sounds fab, right???
well.... Our boat broke down. Just kaput. stopped. it wouldn't go forward or backwards. yikes. now what? we had been floating for hours down the river. we hadn't seen a boat for a long time.
Just as I'm dialing 911 for the coast guard. along comes a boat.
they were really nice.
although they had cigarettes, chew, and tequila bottles everywhere.
they helped us. we tied our boats together, and tried to go back up to our marina, which was 22 miles upstream. no go, the current was to strong, we were moving at snail pace.
so turn around. head down to Plattsmouth. we dock on a raggedy old floating dock along side the river.
Hubby gets in there boat to head back to our marina.to get our truck and trailer. so I'm all alone in scary Larry ville.
meanwhile in the background i hear shooting practice, fireworks, yelling. i am thinking "this is it" i am never going to see my family again. after about 45 minutes ,i hear our rescue boat people. yeah.they pulled me down to the main river entrance dock.
again alone, and very scary villeish! said good bye to the people that helped us. offered them some money. wouldn't take it.
i look up to the parking lot. i see a beat up red car with a leg hanging out the window,
i grabbed the switchblade and my cell phone, and sat quietly.
i was ready for "whatever".
Then i hear male voices, look up 3 very drunk tubers.
again ,thinking I'm going to be raped, murdered, and God knows what else. Call hubby tell him to hurry. He's in Wal-mart buying a trailer hitch. we hadn't planned on taking our boat out of the water. so he's trying to hurry.
look up again here come 3 more drunk tubers. this was it. a hoard of drunk men and me. alone. yikes. to my relief i here 1 female voice. sweet. "they are not going to do anything when there's a girl around. "whew. relief.
Think again Jessi.
here comes a beat to crud old fishing boat. falling apart . there are 2 Ladies in there. they don't dock next to me where it was open? instead they ram there boat into the dirt along the river.???ok. well neither of them got out to go to the bathroom? or go get there car?? they start knugging each other." look at her. "ok that's it. I am married. and i like men. sorry, no offence ladies.
Then here comes my HERO up over the horizon. my Hubby is here.
all is safe.
got the boat out of the water.
went for Mexican food and beers.
home by 10:00. fell into bed.
the boat is already fixed. it was something with the propeller.
who knows? again i swear where are the hidden camera's
be back tomorrow with day 1 of my cruise adventure.
always some sort of chaos!!