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 - Couple touring on long honeymoon boat trip...
Couple touring on long honeymoon boat trip PIERRE, S.D. (UPI) - After GO days and 1,000 miles on a raft, the spirit of adventure is still afloat A young HOI Valley. Calif., couple seem to nave plenty of it in their journey down the Missouri River a la Huckleberry Finn—on a rubber raft Mike McCurry, 26, and his pretty wife Tanya, 29, are spend' ing a five-month honeymoon on the 3,000-mile trip on down the Missouri-Mississippi to New Orleans, La., where they hope to arrive in time for Christmas. The couple hopes the adventure will pay for itself. Hike, a professional photographer, is recording the Odyssey on film, while both be and Tanya hope to tarn their logs into a script The idea of the trip first occurred to Hike when be was a summer student at the University of South Dakota, Vermilion, in 1961. The Boise, Idaho, native had to wait until be met Tanya, of Utica. N.Y., while both were working in San Francisco. The 5-by-12-foot rubber raft, christened the S.S. Pooshka, is powered by a five-horse outboard. The English import craft the motor, camping gear and other equipment was all donated as advertising. On the couple's first day out from Great Falls, Mont, the raft sprung a leak from a sharp rock. Mike says their worst day however, was on the Ft Peck Reservoir in North Dakota where gigantic swells made them "very uncomfortable" and eventually swamped the raft They did not capsire, however, and now use rough days to stay. in camp and clean up equipment The McCurrys took GO days to get from Great Falls to Pi erre. S.D., about 1,000 miles, and hope to reach New Orleans in time for Christmas. If not, well, they'd planned to stay on to February anyway—for Mardi Gras. PRICES EFFECTII E SEPT.:i THROWHSIS, SEPT. 24. mr—SVBJECT TO STOCK OS H.4SU... REDWOOD Log

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 21 Sep 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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