Mawma, I GOT AN AIRBOAT
If you asked me what the Fakahatchee Strand was 5, 10, 20 years ago I’d guess some thing: “It was a strand of pearls … so brilliant and cherished that all the Fakahatcheeans wanted it as their own.”
The truth of the matter is that I know it’s a part of the Everglades but I haven’t experienced it up close and personal. By up close and personal I mean in an air boat … until Lumberjack works the kinks out of his new airboat. See those feet up there? They’re Lumberjack’s.
These Colors Don’t Run
Maybe the colors do run but that is all I could think of what else to write while looking directly at the red neck of a red neck standing in front of a blue boat. He’s named the boat Jenny. It’s pronounced “Jen-nay” just like Forest Gump’s boat. Serious.
See this series of three bolts, props, etc., below?
This is an integral part to an airboat
All I know is that if I’m going to be on this boat I need to have my hair pulled up in a bun, like a school matron or I’m getting my scalp yanked off. (The men told me scarey stories. I don’t believe most of them but I’m just scared enough to “bun”.)
Men Only, No Womens aLLOWED
There was a lot of testosterone at the “meet the air boat” party. They let me in anyway. Then they tried to give me lessons on how to gig and prepare a frog. Uh … no thanks. Why the heck would anyone eat a frog?
No Womens Allowed Here, Either
They won’t let women around the man boat because they say we don’t know what we’re doing and will hurt ourselves on accident. I know *exactly* what *I’m* doing. I even came dressed and ready with my canoe shoes on.
I can’t wait to get out on this airboat. After the kinks are worked out and my hair is in a bun. Lumberjack and I have boating history already. We’re almost pro’s. Read also: Canoeing the Imperial River
If you’re looking for a pro airboat company to take a ride contact Corey Billie Airboat Rides. Ask for Griff. No, he’s a different Griff but he’s a native and a whole bunch more responsible than us Griff’s.