We went to Walmart and Sam’s Club today to buy our lunch supplies. Tonico is packing all of our dinners and Jack is packing all of our breakfasts. Each team member is in charge of their own lunches. Paul and I are packing our lunches together. We pushed the cart up and down the isles past flat screen TVs, blenders, beer, produce, and the million other things for sale at mega stores like Walmart. The packaging on the food looks a little different, but it was easy to find nuts, dried fruit, summer sausage, and cheese, which combined with our Cliff Bars will be our lunch each day on the Rio Roosevelt. The biggest surprise was a giant pile of Piranhas for sale for about $3.50 a pound! We were tempted to buy some, but decided to wait and catch our own in the Rio Roosevelt. DO you think they are farm raise or wild caught? Do Piranhas come with the Walmart low price guarantee?
In the morning 6 of our 8 member team will meet up for the first time and start packing. We have a ton of stuff to cram into two cars for the 2,400 KM drive to the River of Doubt. The drive will take us 2 and 1/2 days and we will probably leave Saturday morning. If all goes well we can start paddling on Tuesday!