This past weekend was a fun weekend, I headed up north to the Saco River area in Maine for my cousins bachelor party. Many good times were had and I actually had a fun time camping for like the first time ever. As one would imagine with the alcohol flowing like the river itself there were some fun times. We played a bit of football by the river side, a crazy woman visited our camp site and tried to steal our wallets, one of my friends there pissed on his own shoes in the middle of the night, and of course many overturned canoes.
We headed up river about 6 miles then hit the river for the canoe ride back, we had about 17 people 2 to a canoe. Just about every canoe was loaded up with at least 100 beers, when we returned to the shoreline we were down to 20 or so beers. It sounds dangerous but in reality the Saco is actually a rather shallow river, in fact there are a few spots that were so low you had to get out and drag your canoe. They have overnight trips where you can go down the river and set up camp on the shoreline for the night then depart again the next morning. There’s talk of making it a yearly event where we all get together and head north for some good times. The weekend after labor day is actually a great weekend to head there, being one of the most popular recreational rivers around (who would have thought) it’s actually a quiet weekend, floating down the river was a relaxing experience – not a sound around other than us – no cars, no houses.. nothing.