photo by Elisa Mohr
In September of 2009, my wife and I headed out to Kansas City for a gondola expedition down the Missouri River. I'd done several expeditions with other rowers, but this was my first one rowing solo.
This was one of several expeditions we did to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, and like many others - there were news crews and reporters there to see the boat off.
In the above photo, we see a couple of scouts and a reporter on board the gondola with a cameraman capturing the scene in the very early hours of the morning.
After the publicity work was over, I thanked the scouts, kissed my wife, waved to the news crews, and headed off on my solo row.
My journey was captured in four blog posts which are listed and linked below.
Kansas City Expedition Part 1 – “Getting Started”
Kansas City Expedition Part 2 – “You Never Know It 'Til You Row It”
Kansas City Expedition Part 3 – “Halfway There and Gone"
Kansas City Expedition Part 4 – My "Missouri Boat Ride" comes to a Close
It was a great row.
Educational, exciting, and memorable.
I'll never forget it, and I look forward to doing more of this kind of rowing some time in the future.