Row, row, row, your boat... well actually we were paddling canoes
and kayaks, but we did go gently downstream for the most
part--except for Zephyr, who had a kayak crackup. We were canoeing
on the beautiful Buffalo River in northern Arkansas, with vessels
and gear provided by Dillard's Ozark
, a family operation near the town of Yellville,
where we opened our summer season.
The Dillard Family is quite a presence in this region, and the
Dillard name crops up everywhere. And it's been that way at least
since the 1920's, when two Dillard Brothers opened up the
now-defunct Dillard's Ferry, the site of which was the endpoint of
our excursion. It was a 10.5 mile jaunt, which took us about 5
hours, a gallon of water and several ounces of sunscreen. And we
figured 5 hours was just barely enough to get into the "zen" of the
experience. How we envied the scout troop we encountered who were
spending an entire week on the river!
Our story this week is "The Greedy Brothers" from India, a fable
about family relations and the wisdom of fathers - just in time for
Dennis (Father), Kimberly (brother) and Zephyr (Napoleon Dynamite
almost sixteen years ago
Hahahaha!!! Z fell in the river!
Good podcast, great family dynamic. One would think that you guys are almost related.:P