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carriezum
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:18 AM 07/23/07 (CST)
As a couple of temporarily displaced Texans (due to a work assignment) who are thoroughly enjoying Minnesota's BEAUTIFUL summer, we are a bit jealous of those of you who have boats and jet skis. Since we don't really live here, we don't own a boat or have many local friends (none who have boats), but every single time my husband crosses the Hwy 5 bridge over the Mississippi going from the Bloomington area into St. Paul (near the MSP Airport), he stares with longing at the river and those who languidly cruise by. His birthday is this week, and I would like to take him on a boat ride to celebrate.

Now, we don't need a fancy boat -- it can be an ancient fishing boat with a sputtering motor for all we care -- as long as it floats, we'll be happy. We aren't really fishermen, and we don't need to go for long (maybe an hour or 2 at the most), but if you would be interested in fulfilling this birthday wish (or know someone who would), I'd love to hear from you! I would certainly be willing to pay you something for your trouble and gas.

Here are my dream requirements, though I'm flexible on all of them:
1) You can lend us the boat or be the captain; that doesn't matter to us. (I'm sort of assuming you'd prefer to drive...)
2) We'd prefer to go down a pretty stretch of the Mississippi. (We don't have rivers like that in TX!)
3) It would be nice if we could meet at say the Hidden Falls boat ramp (in St Paul, near the Hwy 5 bridge), as I could get my husband there under the pretenses of a picnic and he wouldn't suspect the surprise. But, I'm flexible on this and could meet elsewhere if it were more convenient for you.
4) His Bday is this Wed (26th) -- if we could do it then, that'd be great! But any night of the week as long as it is after about 6:30 or so would be fine... later is better for us (obviously before dark), but we're flexible on date/time.

It is a strange request, I know -- but we are perfectly normal people! Hope to hear from someone!! Have a great day.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:28 AM 07/23/07 (CST)
Welcome to the site. That sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. I don't have a boat so I am not much help but hopefully someone here can help you out.

Good luck I hope it works out for you.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:36 AM 07/23/07 (CST)
If you can't find someone to give you a private ride on their boat you might want to check out the site below. They offer public cruises down the river on paddle boats. Take a look at the public crusies section. They offer weekly rides during the day or they offer a Friday night dinner cruise for $36 a person. I have been on one of these boats for a cruise once before and they really are pretty nice. Its a good way to get out on the river and relax and just soak it up.

River Boat Crusie




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:38 AM 07/23/07 (CST)
Hey carriezum,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:49 AM 07/23/07 (CST)
Welcome to the forum, carriezum!




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