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In this issue: A Real New England Christmas
I’ve always wanted to go white water rafting. Any place in Mass that you suggest?
Hi Priscilla!! I’ve never been rafting in MA, but Stephen Jermanok just wrote about a raft trip on Deerfield River in northwest MA in the March/April issue of Yankee – http://www.yankeemagazine.com/issues/2008-03/travel/familyadventure/whitewater rafting. Some other rides in MA – http://www.zoaroutdoor.com/drguide.htm. Looks like fun, huh?
As a summer camper in Maine many years ago, we spent 10 days on the Dead River (or maybe some other river and then the Dead River?) in aluminum canoes. I am sure that water was not class V, but it was still a tough trip. We wrapped two of our five canoes around rocks (could they still be there?) and one of our counselors had to be picked up at one of the few road junctions because he was sick. It’s reassuring to know that rugged, wilderness adventures like these are still available in New England.
This story made quite an impression with the Harvard Glee Club, but as far as anyone can tell it’s false, and the writer must have made it up. When the President inquired about this, no one admitted to having been in The Forks, Maine. Besides which, the chances of the distribution of voices being correct would be slim.
It did create some confusion though, because the Glee Club sang Amazing Grace last year.
Perhaps charming made-up stories are what people are expecting from this blog?
This is not a charming, made-up story. It is a true story. Not one little bit of it is an exaggeration. In fact, it was much more hilarious in real life. It happened in 05 or 06, a while back. Unlike the bachelor party guys who stayed for the entire weekend, the Glee Club made a round trip from Boston and back in one day because they had homework to do.
If this happened in 2005 or 2006, that would explain why no one currently in the Glee Club knew about it at the time.
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