Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I suuuuuuuuck!

Yes, I truly do suck. Instead of posting to my blog and satiating my salivating fans, I spent my weekend doing fun, adventurous, cool things with Chris.

At first we were really disappointed that we didn't have all the girls because we wanted to take them to the cabin. Brandie has only been a couple of times and Grace, Emily and I had never been there. The cabin is situated on an isolated turn of the north branch of Muskegon River in an area that is lush, wild and teeming with river life. It has long been a refuge for Chris and his friends to hunt and fish all year around. You can only get to it by boat as there are no roads that go through within walking distance. All of which had me biting my knuckles with anticipation, I wanted to go so badly!

So, instead of hauling kids, cats, bags and wives up there, just Chris and I went. The cabin hadn't been opened, so when we got there we had a spot of work to do. I was dressed all in white (since it was a blistering hot day) but begged Chris to let me mow so I wasn't sitting there while he did all the work. So, we hauled out the two lawn mowers and began hacking through the jungle that had grown up around the cabin.

After a few hours of heavy work, we were both covered in sweat, grass and dirt. Chris suggested jumping in the river, cautioning me that it was quite cold, especially with the extra fast current brought on by the high water. I didn't care! He suggested going in my underwear, but not wanting to traipse about the rest of the day without it, I decided to just go nude. After all, Chris has done it for years and if anyone was coming we'd hear them long before we'd see them.

Chris left his underwear on as he had a change of clothes, but I stripped down to my bare skin and gingerly stepped into the swirling water. Ice cold water engulfed my feet and legs taking my breath away. I went waist deep and then began splashing water over my upper body to get off all the grass and dirt and sweat. I was actually beginning to enjoy it, Chris and I joking about him being Jeremiah Johnson and me being his Indian squaw "Poke-a-lottus" when all of a sudden he grabs me and pulls me over to him, hissing, "Honey, watch out! People are coming!" I shrieked and tried to grab the towel to wrap around my nakedness only to discover the towel had somehow shrunk to the size of a postage stamp as an innocent family of canoers came drifting down the river, paddles in mid-air and jaws hanging slack.

I ducked behind Chris and squatted down in the freezing cold river, completely overcome with giggles at the look of embarrassment and utter astonishment playing over the faces in the canoe. The wife stared stonily ahead, back rigid as her kids gawked, heads bobbing back and forth for a better look.

Chris shouted out to the canoe, "She's just taking a bath," to which the husband replied, "It's a good day for it," something which we laughed about later as it was sure to incite a tongue lashing from his stiff-backed wife. I laughed so hard I nearly fell down in the river.

By the way, you can get pretty clean with just a little Palmolive and cold current.

After our water adventures, we decided to go for a boat ride. He's an amazing river driver which was great because he's been driving the riverboat since he was in his teens; he knows all the shallow spots and logs that are hidden danger spots. He pulled the throttle wide open and I perched myself on the end of the boat in my new Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's hat threatening to fly off at every moment. Oh was it worth it! We jetted about the river for hours and then trolled while he fished and we chatted. We were in heaven! We then went back to the cabin and made a dinner of steak, salad, French bread and grilled asparagus. Yum!

I had picked up an antique copy of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and I read it while listening to the gurgling syrupy sound of the river swirling about me as Chris prepared our dinner on the grill. Chris thought it was creepy, and later, when we were shooting at targets around the cabin, he said he'll think twice before shooting a bird thanks to the Ancient Mariner. I can't tell you how cool it was to sit on the deck of the cabin with the sounds of the river and the smell of dinner cooking on the grill as a light breeze played over me and the archaic words of ol' Samuel Taylor C. dancing about the air around my head. Lover-ly.

It was too hot to stay in the cabin, so we ended our day with another long boat ride back to the boat launch and then a satisfying ride home. Which doesn't completely explain why I haven't posted my pictures (although I did forget my camera up on the river, damn it all!), but it does tell the story of how we spent our long weekend: playing, laughing and throwing off our cares for a much needed respite of R&R.

13 comments:

Marcheline said...

Oh, come on.... you had a whole day at a cabin and naked river games and boat rides... and NO NOOKIE???!!!!????

You can't leave out the best parts of a story, you know - it's just not fair. It's not like you have to go into detail... but you HAVE to at least allude to the great nookie part.

8-)

bunnyjo georg said...

It was too hot for nookie at the cabin. That's all I'm saying! After all, my grandmother reads this blog!

Veeflower said...

Thank you for the pictures...the mental ones! The part about the nude bathing was funny. I was once talked into sunbathing nude in a clearing in the woods. Only to find a party of sight-seers, middle-aged clucking women in large hats with binoculars in hand, gazing from the top of the tower, on what we thought would be a quiet, private day. HMFPF! We live in a world where you are never really all alone...just keep that in mind! Funny though, gosh, talk about timing! Glad you had a wonderful, idyllic day.

V J.D. said...

I thought those were pictures of you on rivernudes.com. You are a naughty girl. Why was I looking? Oh, I wasn't, you popped up as spam in my inbox.

grandlar said...

Indeed I do read your posts...and I am so delighted with your wonderful weekend....made me feel like I was there with you all...yee haaaaa....sounds like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature. Happy for you both...

shortensweet said...

Sounds like you had fun. I always knew you were a swamp woman..hardy har har har

bunnyjo georg said...

It's just so hard to describe how incredible that time together was. These words fail miserably in explaining the deep love and joy and contentment we felt spending that time together. It was like...a honeymoon.

:)

shortensweet said...

speaking of honeymoon, when is the wedding? I NEED DATES PEOPLE!!!!

bunnyjo georg said...

We are waiting for a certain event to get over with before we set a date. Right now there is too much going on to think about planning a freaking wedding!

Bonnie Blithe said...

Post pics of that big old rock you're wearing, then!

Chill Daddy said...

What a nice weekend. Hmmm... let's see now, what did I do?

Oh right, I was on FREAKING CALL!

Between gangrenous gallbladders, abcesses of ACL repairs, and I & D's that turned into hellish vascular cases, I recreated by showering and sleeping.

Not that I'm jealous.

Trophy Wife said...

how do these things happen to you? i laughed so hard because i thought of lowe's with the granny underwear and barnes&noble with the rubberband, the hospital and spit. you're so fun! when i am bored, i should ask ray how you're doing. :)

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