2) -----Original Message-----
From: Dave and Kay Johnson
Sent: July 15, 2009
To: Riverside Rentals
I just want to take a minute to tell you how much we appreciate your help in planning and outfitting our first canoe/camping trip down the Tippecanoe River.
Being a small church, it was the first time we had endeavored to take a large group of kids anywhere. Your attention to detail, and your willingness to work with us on transportation, flexible rental schedules, and special equipment needs just served to reinforce what exemplary service you provided. Although we had offers from other local canoe outfitters, Riverside Rentals was unparalleled in regards to price, service, and communication. You made our trip enjoyable, memorable, and as close to "stress free" as it could have possibly been. You made our job as trip coordinators easy!
Thank you for your help. We would not hesitate to recommend you, or, use Riverside Rentals in the future.
Dave and Kay Johnson
Culver Bible Church Youth Group.
3) -----Original Message-----
From: "Nice, Glenn R"
Sent: Jun 15, 2005 9:22 AM
To: Riverside Rentals
Subject: RE: June 11th
I would like to thank everybody at Riverside Rentals for the great time
we had on June 11th. You guys were excellent to work and do business
with. I appreciate all the extras that you provided and want to let you
know that we plan to use your services next year if you will have us.
Thanks again and I wish you a great day.
4)From: Wesley Smith
Subject: 9/11 Canoe trip, 2004..Wes
Down the Tippecanoe: What a contrast to 9/11 three years ago!! The Tippecanoe River is 166 miles long and is the clearest river in Indiana, passing through 88 lakes where some of the sediment is left behind. But don't get the idea that it is a Montana river or a Wisconsin river, because it is not. It is just less muddy that most Indiana rivers. the "Tippy", as locals refer to it, empties into the Wabash, the Wabash into the Ohio, and the Ohio into the Mighty Mississippi. The Wabash River, by the way is Indiana's state river East of the Mississippi./ I had called ahead and made a reservation for our canoe (574-946-3142). We arrived about one hour early at Riverside Rentals for our canoe ride down the Tippy. The day was the best summer-day-absolutely perfect, about 85 degrees and cloudless and no wind. What a pleasant couple to do business with. They efficiently took us to the launch site and even asked us the basic questions about life jackets, etc. Their dog even rode along on the way to where we put in the rental canoe. I was amazed to watch him stand up when we started and stopped. I guess he is used to the journey and knows how to brace himself without a seat belt./ They asked me if I had ever canoed before. I'm sure that is a good thing to ask. I modestly answered, "Yes, I've canoed before." I've been on the water for 60 years and when they warned me about the "strainers" (overhead branches that can "strain" you off of your canoe) I just chuckled. I've been down rivers in many parts of the world, even the Yangtze in China. Today was going to be just a calm three hour float through very scenic places. It was so relaxing -- so relaxing. Rivers take you wherever they are going. You never know what you are going to see around the next bend. Rivers are free, but rivers have boundaries. If there were no boundaries there would be no rivers. You feel like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer when you are out on a river. You float along and don't have a care in the world. You leave all of your concerns behind you and just watch for turtles, ducks, geese, fish, and once in awhile a snake or two. You hang a foot or hand in the water once in a while just for the heck of it. We brought a small cooler with ice and a couple of beers. After about an hour we broke them out and did they ever taste good, those Heinekens and cheese crackers. What a combination!! You see strangers sitting on their back porches watching you float down the river. Some people talk to you as you float past, others wave. You look at some houses and think about buying them, then you go around the next bend and it is all forgotten when all you see is trees and fields. You understand why Huck and Tom loved the river. The river always keeps going; it is always on the move. We paddled up to the bank only one time to stretch and pea, and then we were back out again. The Riverside Rental people had told us that we would pass under three drive bridges and then we would see their place again. When we came to the third bridge I was sad because I knew that our journey was coming to an end. The three hours seemed like fifteen minutes! You don't want things to end. Why does the journey on the river pass by so quickly, when other experiences seem to drag out forever? Even after we got in the car we could still feel the movement of the river. And the peace stayed with us for a long time that day. We thank Riverside Rental folks for a wonderful day. I highly recommend that you visit them and rent one of their canoes, kayaks, or tubes: 589 E Old State Road 14, Winamac , In 46996 or www.riversidecanoes.com. Yours for peace, Wes Smith