Brock's Blog

Friday, July 26

Posted by paddle4kins on July 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM

HE HAS DONE IT! BROCK HAS FULFILLED HIS DREAM OF KAYAKING THE ENTIRE MISSISSIPPI RIVER!!

Brock and Dan reached Cooter Brown's Tavern in New Orleans at 3:55 p.m. this afternoon!!

Brock was smiling the entire time he was loading up the kayaks for the last time ever!!

Thank you to everyone for all of your support, he could not have done it without all of you!!

Brock's family would like to invite all of you to join us in welcoming Brock home to Alexandria, MN at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at Filmore Park in Alexandria. Ice cream treats will be provided! Come and hear some of Brock's exciting stories from his 45 days on the Mighty Mississippi!! Please text/call Kendra at 320.219.2056 or email kendra.hartsell@gmail.com with any questions!  

We are so thankful that God has kept Brock safe through it all!

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" (Romans 5:3-4).

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5 Comments

Reply Pat & Gus
10:14 AM on July 27, 2013 
Awesome! You and your fellow kayakers are amazing! God bless.
Reply Jennie Zeitler
2:41 PM on July 29, 2013 
Thank you so much Brock and all of your partners for allowing so many people to be a part of your journey through this blog and in person when you stopped in our towns! Congratulations on a powerful trip and a testimony to last a lifetime here on Earth. from Little Falls, Minnesota.....
Reply Reniez
9:41 PM on January 9, 2014 
I have to go with S5. I loved the whole idea that the Monks created Dawnie and plecad her in Buffy's life for safe keeping. I think Dawn-for-Joyce was a good trade to make after 4+ seasons. Death was not Buffy's gift, Dawn was her gift, and a timely one, considering the state of Joyce's health.The Scoobie solidarity shines through in S5. Sometimes there can be a lot of friction, but whether you're undead or alive, former demon or a ball of energy given human form, there's room for you in Buffy's camp if your heart is in the right place. The Dawn/Spike relationship in S5 was very sweet (and fleeting as subsequent seasons would prove). Spike defending Dawn from Glory's evil intentions and their beautiful scenes in Spike's crypt as he tries to convince her that she's not evil. And Dawn nursing Spike's injured hands in the motor home when the others had difficulty showing their gratitude for his efforts.Giles was never the same after his library job ended. The Magic Box was a rebirth for him. I liked it, especially after he spent S4 watching TV at home with Spike. Unfortunately, it didn't last long, as he eased into semi-retirement in the final 2 seasons. S5 was the season to spot the "Alias" actors (Marshall Flinkman, Sloane Clone, and The Rose).And, of course. S5 brought us "The Gift" and that wonderful scene with Buffy and Dawn high atop Glory's tower, with both of the Summers girls offering to take the leap to save their friends and the world. Dawn's heartbreaking plea to Buffy ("you have to let me go, the bloods starts it and until the blood stops flowing, it'll never stop. you know you have to let me...it has to have the blood.") has to be Michelle Trachtenberg's finest moment on BtVS. And then Big Sis takes over, kisses Dawnie goodbye, and does what Slayers do, saves the world one more time. A stunning conclusion to what I think was Buffy's best season.
Reply Wendy
11:47 AM on January 12, 2014 
As a yoga teacher and an aging hipipe I was convinced in 1977 that the name I chose for my baby should be inspiring something to strive for, sort of a mission statement and road map for his/her life's journey. Back then, learning my baby's gender early was a new technology I chose to forego.I practiced and taught yoga daily. By the time I went into labor on November 1st (all saints' day), I was still undecided. I was one of the early moms to use the new birthing center at IL Masonic. Attended by my midwife and best friends, focused at a deep, peaceful level, Shanti Freja (Sanskrit for peace that surpasses understanding ; Freja the Scandinavian goddess of love and beauty) was born into our circle of family.PEACE. It's a big responsibility for a little baby but now at 30, mothering her own first daughter (16 months), I acclaim Shanti's thoughtful loving, her choices, her openness. It makes me think sometimes, that I did something right along the way. I let her be who she is and she opened like a flower.Three years after Shanti's birth I was pregnant again. This pregnancy was a surprise I was having trouble connecting with. At three months, Shanti and I went camping in the wilds of northern Minnesota with a dear friend. After a golden afternoon nap I was awakened by an audible voice that told me, My name is Larkin!!! It was the beginning of the true connection that has marked our lives as mother and son. Though I'd never heard the name before, and though I tried on others over the next few months, nothing else fit. I figured if my baby felt so strongly about who he was, I needed to honor that conviction.Larkin was born at home after a two hour labor. He's been in a hurry ever since!
Reply Kelenna
1:33 PM on January 12, 2014 
AKAIK yo'vue got the answer in one!