I spent 2 weeks during the first part of April in Arkansas teaching an ACA instructor course. Folks came from all over the state as well as from Oklahoma and Louisiana. Now, the Arkansas Canoe Club knows how to host a course! Dave and Cindy Robertson opened their home and we used the heated barn for our classroom (30 minutes from the river). Dave Reid headed up the dutch oven crews and produced some amazing meals and desserts to fuel us through the wild swings in weather. One weekend we had hail and wore beanies and pogies, the next we were in shorts!
In the spare time between meals and video review, some of these talented “Ozark Americans” entertained us by picking’ on the porch, passing the guitar from one to another. What a treat!
My thanks goes out to all, especially Liz Caldwell for her organizational expertise, Tom Burroughs for his teaching assistance and Dave Robertson for providing photos. The Club can now boast some very fine instructors indeed. Let’s do it again!