It’s not the cleanest looking water… more like chocolate milk. They say it flows into Lake Powell and dumps a lot of sand and sediment into the lake. They chose this particular river because it’s one of the safest rivers to take young kids on.
Sure enough… it was safe. In July, the river is only about 3 feet deep. The water is warm… in fact they said it’s about 80 degrees this time of year. There were a few small rapids, which made the slow flow of the water a little more fun.
I took my guitar along but didn’t realize I could play it while I was floating the river. It was so calm… there was no problem. I just sat back and enjoyed playing and singing.
My dad took video. I sang a song called “River John” by Ray Bonneville. (Seemed pretty fitting since I was floating on a paddle board down a river.) Now that we are home, we’re going to mix the song with a studio recording. I can’t wait.
I do have to tell you…we had some scary moments. My sister Lexi’s eye became swollen because of too much sun. She was alright after she sat in the car for awhile with the air-conditioning on. And… my dad suffered with sun stroke. He put ice on his chest to cool down. He was a little wacky for awhile but every thing turned out okay.
I’m getting ready for the guitar workshop at the London School of Guitar, which is being held in Park City. I’m a bit nervous but excited. It starts on the 6th of August. I’ll have lots to report when it’s over.