Not all adventures go as planned.  In fact, if they all went as planned, I think the sense of adventure could be lost.  Part of the thrill of getting out and exploring is that you just never know what might happen.  Sometimes, the unexpected things that happen are good: you meet new people who become lifelong friends; you discover a town off the beaten track that you absolutely love.  Sometimes, they’re not so good.  I had one such experience a couple years ago. It was mid-September and I wanted to get out on the water one more time before I gave up on summer. So, while the hubby was at work, and the kiddos were at school, I loaded my canoe into the back…