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 and...one 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!