For now, I will share what I have heard about this once in a lifetime trip. Chance and his scout troop headed down to the southern end of our state to canoe for 70 miles through some of the most beautiful country that God has to offer.
There were 26 people in total, 9 leaders and 17 boys. They were matched into groups of two to share a canoe and then they spend the next three days bonding as they glided, and fought rapids down the river. The rapids were a bit of a surprise and I have to give all of those males credit for taking on rapids in a canoe.
Chance's partner was his dad since he was on the trip as a leader. This was a handy situation for Chance since he could do things like hand his implant to his canoe mate when he wanted to jump into the river and take a swim. I said implant because Chance used only one implant for much of the trip. He had the two kinds of water protectors for his implants and he really preferred one over the other, but he only had one of those. His favorite was the more expensive option. Naturally. Kids always like the more expensive model right?:)
Obviously there were some precautions taken so that Chance's implant did not take off into the river on it's own during brawls with rapids or when there were strenuous moment trying to get the canoe to shore against the current to camp.
I do know that Chance's implant ran out of battery power about half hour before the group got to the part of the river where they got out. Chance's dad asked him if that bothered him, and Chance said no. Chance's dad then asked if he liked floating down the river in silence and Chance nodded that he did. I can imagine that the ability to silently take in all of the beauty and majesty of the scenery must have been an almost reverent experience for Chance.
I will blog more about what I know about this canoe trip that Chance will remember forever, but I want to give him an opportunity to share his experience first.
In the meantime, here are some stock photos (thanks google search) of the area where they were at: