"Let's build a raft".
Funny how one sentence can launch so many ships. Our son, Cam, said that to me more than a year ago. I agreed right away but it took months before we actually started to build it.
Cam (age 12) did most of the work. He measured. He drilled. He cut. I was the guy who held the boards that he cut and then counted his fingers afterwards. Our initial plans called for a much bigger raft but as our plan got more detailed we realized we would need to build a raft small enough so that we could carry it on top of our van. A four person raft became a two person raft. Two things we insisted on: we wanted to use recyclable, plastic bottles to help float the raft and that her maiden voyage be on a river. One more thing - our raft needed a name. Cam named her "The Moist Sandwich".
We completed the raft a few weeks ago and finally put her in the river this weekend. It was good to get far away from the studio and get muddy and wet.