Since Eaton Rapids we have taken a couple of slow days to enjoy the river and not bust our backs. Yesterday we made it to Lansing and parked the canoes in downtown and went exploring. We found Midtown Brewing Company, a great comic book store, the Lansing City Market, and a whole slew of other exciting things.
Thankfully a friend of the river, (and now a friend of us) Pat got a hold of us and set up a camping place for us just outside of Lansing at the residence of a wealth of canoeing information. Jim Woodruff is one of the top experts on Michigan canoeing routes and lives right on the Grand River. Pat met us in Jim’s yard, introduced us all and the rest is history. Can we never leave?
But no! There is river yet to be paddled. Next stop is Grand Ledge where Eric will leave us and the trio (Josh, Silas, and Mateo) will be at it again.