Monday, August 06, 2007

Canoe Carnival 2007

Medford Lakes Canoe Carnival is over for another year, and this year was quite a challenge. Our theme this year was "Geesed Lightening" and we used a remixed version of the song from Grease...we cleaned up the lyrics. Have you ever listened to that song? I never had and the lyrics were, well, explicit!

We were ahead of schedule on Thursday...had the car on the float and were ready to add the rest of the elements of our canoes sunk! Apparently someone came along and vandalized the canoe wrapping (we wrap them in plastic so they won't fill with water and sink) on several floats and ours was one. With the help of members from another float group, (thanks Scrub Pines!) it only took us a few hours to raise the float, pump out the canoe and reseal it so that it would be "lake-worthy" again. Crisis averted!

We finished up the float in time for the start of festivities on Saturday night. When we plugged everything in we discovered that we needed to draw more power than our generator could handle, so we had to turn off some of our lights. It made the float a little dark, but the judges didn't seem to mind...we won our division and came in 3rd overall!

It's hard to believe it's over for another year...but now it's time to get back to quilting!Posted by Picasa


San / Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, that's quite a float! Congrats on your winning.

Jane Weston said...

LOL...I never realized how risqué Grease and it's lyrics were until I watched it as an adult. No wonder my mother didn't let me see it in the theatres when it first came out!

Libby said...

Oh what fun!

Su Bee said...

Oh man - how much fun is that?? How cool! Too bad there's so many spoil-sports around. "Geesed Lightening" Too funny!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I remember when you did this last year and I have been looking forward to seeing your finished surprise float for this year! What a hoot!!! Sounds like lots of last minute anxieties, but it all looked super-fab in the end! Congrats!!!