Swatara Canoe & Clean-up Trip

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Swatara Canoe & Clean-up Trip



Next weekend, May 7 & 8th, my wife and I are participating in the 23rd Annual Swatara Canoe & Clean-up Trip, also known as the Swatara Sojourn.  The Swatara is a River located in Lebanon County, PA about half hour from Reading, PA. 

We will be helping to clean-up the Swatara River during this 30 mile canoe trip

Buster paddling



What should make things even more interesting is we're bringing our water-loving dog, Buster, with us! 

We have never gone camping with Buster, nor have we ever attempted to put his 75 pound behind in a canoe, so this will be a story to tell!  The water is very cold this time of year and we are hoping that he keeps the canoe afloat!



Swatara State Park and the Swatara River have over 3,500 acres of natural beauty in a mostly undeveloped area and is supposed to be a nature lover's playground.  This is our first time going to this park and participating in this event.  My wife's friend, Autumn, who told us about the Swatara Canoe & Clean-up Trip will be along for the ride as well.  After hearing that our dog will be with us in the canoe, she decided that  bringing a waterproof camera was a must!




Swatara State Park does have a campground and we will be able to park our car there with our camping gear (to keep it dry) while they shuttle us up to the starting point. You can bring your own kayak or canoe or rent one from the park.  For a $30 donation per adult, we're helping to staff the event, pay for materials, and our camping and meals are included as well.


We are looking forward to paddling the clear water for a good cause and giving our dog one of his very favorite things to do- go swimming! 


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David Artigliere with ARTI Home Inspections LLC is a ASHI-Certified Home Inspector in the Reading, PA area & Surrounding counties. 


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He is available 7 days a week and can be reached at 610-220-1907.


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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, sounds like a great thing to do -- in the summer!     I hope the canoe remains upright, or you have great wet suits to keep you warm!

May 02, 2011 05:21 AM #1
David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect

My wife is seriously considering getting wet suit!  The waters in PA don't really warm up too quick!

May 02, 2011 09:13 AM #2
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

David, I hope you, your wife, and Buster have a great time. This is a great cause. Wet suits sound like a great idea.

May 02, 2011 02:48 PM #3
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

David, Sounds like a great adventure and for a good cause.  A wet suit sounds like a great idea.  Wool even works well too.  It gives off a lot of heat if you get wet while wearing it.  A wool sweater saved me once on a white water rafting trip that was in rain on a cold spring day years ago.

Hope Buster stays seated when asked!

Have fun!


May 04, 2011 03:48 PM #4
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Thisi is awesome! Perhaps you should surprise the misses with that wet suit! You'll score BIG TIME points on that one!! ;))) LOL

May 05, 2011 04:52 PM #5
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