We learned a valuable lesson when we took our new raft, Sea Cloud, out on the river yesterday.

This is a good reminder for anyone floating the river this weekend! My boyfriend and I recently took advantage of Sports Authority going out of business to get a new raft to replace the one we sunk the one time we floated the river last year.  I will not let him live down the fact that we didn't even make it to the Orange Bridge by the golf course during that ill fated float.

So for our first float of the season, I had to give him props for making it all the way to Ann Morrison Park without popping and/or sinking the new raft.  It seemed like a great float until he looks and me, sticks his hands in his pockets and goes "oh, no."  It was at that point the he realized that the keys for his car that was waiting for us at the take out were in my car at the river drop-in at Barber Park.

I made him bum $3 off of somebody to ride the shuttle back to Barber and get my car, while I stayed at Ann Morrison, deflated Sea Cloud and worked on my tan.  An hour later? My car showed up and I now have a sunburnt, well everything, from waiting for him to return.

Let this be a cautionary tale and ALWAYS remember to take your Ann Morrison Park car's keys with you on your raft or tube! Happy 4th of July!