Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kayaking the Illinois River is Back!

With a water level well over four feet, The Illinois River in Tahlequah Oklahoma offered some great kayaking this weekend. Dianne and I had recently spotted the Hmong Cafe around 31st & Garnet and we had been curious about Hmong cuisine since we saw Gran Torino. I mentioned to Dianne that since we were going all the way to Tulsa, we may as well hit the Illinois River in Tahlequah afterwards. OK, it isn't exactly right on the way but she reluctantly agreed anyway. Recent rains left the water more green than clear, but running fast. We had fun and we both tried out new Paddling PFD's.

The full trip report for our latest Illinois River kayaking trip, including our visit to the Hmong Cafe, in Tulsa is on our Illinois River page.

The annual Outdoors expo is coming up, so Dave Lindo at OKC Kayak is looking for folks to volunteer to help with the kayak demo pool. It is a fun event to participate in, great folks to work with and it is all for a good cause.

I'm hoping to join up with some of the Oklahoma Flatwater Paddlers for kayaking at Okmulgee Lake on September 19, 2010. If you happen to be camping at Okmulgee State Park this weekend I want to let you know that the Nuyaka Creek Winery Wine Festival is going on Saturday, September 18. Did you hit the water this weekend?
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ktibbits said...

This year 9/11 was the main day of the little known underground 23rd Annual Blue Note Roundup, at Hanging Rock Camp, a little further upstream on State Highway 10. Held annually and usually in October, 100 to 200 campers of all persuasions converge for a Friday and Saturday night of live regional music. It began as a blues tribute, but we heard lots of original music- metal, country, folk, blues and of course, lots of river songs. All day Saturday, pickers sit around the camps and play acoustic. Its an all-volunteer event. You'd pay about $15 per day and that includes camping. Notable performers: Joe Baxter, Fuzion, Gypsy Twang, Hayden Miller, Devin Potts and us (Tibbits & McCracken). One band was from Oslo, Norway.