Tubing – August 2021 Trip
On Friday, August 27th, 2021 .....16 adventurous souls drove to Potosi, Wisconsin just a bit north of Galena, Illinois and not far from Platteville, Wisconsin where the Bears used to practice for a tubing trip. Most of us stayed at the Potosi Inn. We filled up all five of the rooms at the inn with another group staying at a nearby town.
Those joining were Margaret, Walter, Bob, Bobbi, Craig, Laura, Marcia, Tony, Beth, Evanna, Sheri, Russ, Diane, Pat, and our trip leaders Ron and Kathleen. Those who arrived early enough joined for a Friday night dinner at the Potosi Brewery. On Saturday we all met and went to the rafting site where we dropped people off and then the drivers went downstream to the exit point for the tubing and then received a drive back to the starting point. In past years the group had gone with a 3-hour tubing trip but since the river had been fast the trip only lasted a couple hours so this year, they decided to go with the longer 5-hour trip. This year however the Grant River that we tubed on was low so the trip took around 6 hours.
It was a beautiful day as we just floated downstream with a few smaller rapids and nice warm temperatures and the water was warm as well. We were all put into groups of four tubes with a tube in the center for a cooler that we put our favorite beverages in it. The river really is not wide enough for more tubes being connected together than that. It was a wonderful trip and just a nice kick back day of tubing. We saw some wonderful nature and although not a lot of animals we did see some cranes and eagles.
That evening we went to Twisted Vines which is the restaurant inside the Potosi Inn and most of us had prime rib which is their specialty and then we went to the back porch of the Potosi Inn and had some beverages to cap off the evening.
The next morning, we all went our separate ways. Our group ended up going to Galena and spending several hours there and then we headed for home.
This was the fourth year of tubing that Ron and Kathleen have hosted and they are already discussing plans for next year. We all had a wonderful time and for those who were unable to attend this year hope you can join on this great trip next time.
Thank you once again Ron and Kathleen for a great weekend of fun, food, socializing, and tubing!