The adventure started early. I grabbed my coffee, dropped something for work at a friend's house and was on my way. I was halfway to the dinosaur lots when I realized I'd forgotten the permit.
I quickly ran home, grabbed it and headed back towards the meeting place. I was a little late, but nobody was going anywhere without the permit.
The drive was long, but relatively unremarkable. A stop here for lunch, there for gas and a cooler, another for gear.
We unpacked and repacked the shuttle vehicles. Inflated boats. Ate a late dinner at the cafe, and headed to bed. The next day the real adventure would begin.