Boating fall color run.

October 11, 2020

Boating Oct 10 Fall Color Run 61
Fall color run up the Fox River

See the over 150 photos -Photo Gallery - So is this the end?  Is there any chance of a late October run? I am guessing by then the leaves will be gone and it won't compare to yesterday's amazing colors and warm temps. It was a bittersweet day filled with a lot of amazing colors going up the Fox River to the Appleton Yacht Club. We had some of our favorite crew with us - our very good friends the Wallace's.  Usually they are blessing us by taking us out on their amazing Formula Fasttech. But today we jumped on the floating bar pontoon boat and launched in Menasha at the 9th St. launch on Little lake Butte Des Mortes.  We had planned on just doing a river cruise. We made a call to the Appleton Yacht Club and they informed us they allow boaters on the water to come into the club even if your are not a member, which was a pleasant surprise. We took a slow run down the  Fox River and enjoyed all the amazing colors. Timing for colors was about perfect. We stopped into the marina at the Appleton Yacht Club and headed up to the clubhouse. We were greeted by a very nice young lady and she set us up with a round of drinks and we had to do a round of birthday shots for our birthday girl. We took the drinks out to the patio and sat and enjoyed the views and the company of great friends. We hung around for a few hours then decided we would go find a place to float and hang out on the pontoon bar. We ran up the river as far as we could go. We made it to the locks and turned back around and went about half way up the river. We found a wide spot in the river, threw an anchor and parked. We were surprised to see so many other boaters out enjoying the day. We hung out till we started losing light and headed back to the the launch. If this is the last day on the water it was a hell of a good day! Great friends, good food, great views and even learned something new. Pretty hard to beat that.  So farewell summer of 2020. It's been a mixed bag of highs and lows with everything going on. But overall I have enjoyed the great times we had on the water with the pontoon bar boat and all of the great friends and family we are blessed with. Now get out those bottles of antifreeze!  I hope you enjoy the photos!   See all the photos - Photo Gallery

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