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Old 08-25-2019, 02:21 PM   #1
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Swimming the Mississippi River

Our lab Gunner just swam across the entire Mississippi River! OK, it was at the headwaters in MN where its only 20 ft wide. The wide eyed excited look standing on the bridge is so funny!
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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That's great! I jumped over the Potomac River one time, out in West Virginia😜
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Oh... that is nothing.

Nancy and I jumped the Continental Divide, the Atlantic Ocean drainage and Pacific Ocean drainage faster than either of you could swim these headwaters.

Nancy was holding the walking stick in the event we would have to swim higher than the 12,126 feet to higher ground. You know... science can be tricky at elevations like this. Also... memory, etc. This was in the middle of JUNE in Colorado.

We tossed snowballs from the Pacific side to the Atlantic side and probably caused the Atlantic tides to increase, eroding the sandy beaches on the coast.

We saved Dave and Dixie of Oregon, although excellent swimmers, who had the misfortune being unsuspecting victims of this environmental calamity of the World of snowball redistribution.

Beat that... even Mark Twain's frog could not jump this one.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:36 PM   #4
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Our lab Gunner just swam across the entire Mississippi River! OK, it was at the headwaters in MN where its only 20 ft wide. The wide eyed excited look standing on the bridge is so funny!
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Oh... that is nothing.

Nancy and I jumped the Continental Divide, the Atlantic Ocean drainage and Pacific Ocean drainage faster than either of you could swim these headwaters.

Nancy was holding the walking stick in the event we would have to swim higher than the 12,126 feet to higher ground. You know... science can be tricky at elevations like this. Also... memory, etc. This was in the middle of JUNE in Colorado.

We tossed snowballs from the Pacific side to the Atlantic side and probably caused the Atlantic tides to increase, eroding the sandy beaches on the coast.

We saved Dave and Dixie of Oregon, although excellent swimmers, who had the misfortune being unsuspecting victims of this environmental calamity of the World of snowball redistribution.

Beat that... even Mark Twain's frog could not jump this one.
Thanks for the laugh my friend,
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:35 PM   #6
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Ok. Clickbait for sure...and I fell for it. I was raised on the MS River and am sometimes astounded at some of the idiotic things people try. You got me, for sure.
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I once hiked the entire (width of) the Appalachian Trail.....
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I once hiked the entire (width of) the Appalachian Trail.....
Hey! Thatís on my bucket list! (length-wise)
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Then do the Colorado Trail. It is narrower and easier to jump across.

That we have done when the trail was easy to hike to behind our home in Colorado. Bicycles... with bells seem to be the current rage.
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