My buddy Chris and I used to canoe down Rice Creek all the time as teens, except we’d do it in the summer and at night, to give it the Swamp Thing feel.
We’d start at Old Highway 8 and County Road H in New Brighton, across from The Mermaid, and paddle down Rice Creek, across Long Lake, and we’d hit shore at Chris’ home along Rice Creek near Silver Lake Road.
I recorded this for the new HBO series Sport In America, which is asking people for their most memorable or significant sports moments. Mine, obviously, was Henry Aaron’s home run that broke Babe Ruth’s all time record. The reason it is my favorite sports moment is not due primarily to Aaron’s athletic prowess but for the moment’s historic significance for which I was blessed to experience a unique persepctive. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.