These pictures capture a ridiculously good time in Maupin in July 2007.
Apologies to those with good taste and those who live in trailers.


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So, after 4 years of "rafting trips", it's time to recognize that this trip is about a lot more
than rafting. It's about getting together, partying hard, soaking your friends, trying to ward
off hangovers, and in general doing a lot of tasteless things. This year was all about trailer trash
and the Rock Squad didn't miss the opportunity to step it up. I think Dehaan caught me pulling my
too-tight shorts up. If this is where the party starts...


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Paul Dehaan figured he had to "one-up" me. I think you can actually see his pockets. Yee-ouch!



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Jordan and Paul checking out their pipes.


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Stacey was definitely the hero on this trip. It seems like for every rafting trip, a new woman gets
crowned here. It was Stacey's turn for sure.


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Natalia also out-did herself with her choice of costume. The hat definitely sets off the outfit.


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Bill , Juan Rodriguez, and Cynthia played the part very well of trailer trash punks.


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Cynthia and Juan eating fries and burgers.


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I'm happiest at the bar when I'm filling people's glasses and making sure people are
stepping up the plate and rocking out.


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Jordan and Bill and some of the sweet "ambience" of the Rainbow Tavern. Those horns are clutch.


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It happened that this year my friends Matt and Nicole made the trip down from Saskatoon. They, of course,
were excited about joining in on the festivities and found some sweet outfits too. That's Matt telling
tall tales to Jordan with Larry and Lissa in the foreground hanging out.


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Nicole and Natalia Lynn enjoying some girl time. Yes, Nic's shirt actually says "Boybeater".


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Matt and Nic chilling out. It's entirely possible that their new son Evan Thomas was conceived
on this night since I don't think either of them recall the events of the evening.


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I think this is Cynthia's hand playing grab-ass with P-Diddy.


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"Do you want some of this lovin'?"


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Nati's tramp stamp was her idea but I think it completes her ensemble.


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As usual, the Gormans showed up on Chris Gorman time - late. Since Keri was in Hooters outfit,
apparently it's okay to grab her a little too.


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My good friend Matt had a blast on this trip.


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Keri, in all of her Hooters glory. The earrings are a nice touch.


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Gorman's Readymix concrete hat was a fun idea too.


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Ross and Kelli also joined in on the fun. Someone should tell Ross that his mustache ONLY works in this
context. For another example of where it works, check THIS out.


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I'm not sure why, but I love this picture of Juan. It's too awesome.


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It's right at about this moment right HERE that the night tipped back into craziness. I don't know
why a tray of Jager shots always seems like such a fun idea, but it sure was on this night.
Matt's loving every minute of it too.


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I think I gave a really intense, heart-wrenching speech about this being the last rafting trip I'd
run in Oregon for awhile. Or maybe I just said, "Let's get drunk!"


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Yes, sir, that's a whole lot of awesome in one package.


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Mustaches scare babies.


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The tattoos on the arms was an excellent call.


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The only reason this is kosher is because that's Chris' hand and it has a wedding ring on it.


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Yes, I definitely had my own dance party right at our table. I'm so awesome.


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Here's one of Jordan rocking out.


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Paul's butt is not cool. But, the whole bar got to see a lot of it all night long.


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Chris, Keri, Juan, and Cynthia loving the vinyl benches.


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This was definitely the best belt buckle of the night.


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I had a great time in Maupin again this year. I must say that summer won't be the same without
a drunk, sweaty, crazy time at the Rainbow Tavern and Maupin, Oregon.


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Jeff felt the need to show some locals how to dance. I think he actually cut in on Bill to
dance with this lady. Nice work Jeff!


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This is a pretty good representation of Maupin, lots of smiles, a little fuzzy, but great times all around!


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Jeff and Juan having a couple more.


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Chris and Keri, Allison Dehaan, and Nati and I.


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Chris finally got the boob grab right back.

Thanks to Jordan for taking such awesome pictures. It's so nice to have someone else snap pics for
the event since it means I actually get a couple of me! :) I don't have any rafting pictures that I
took, but thanks again to Ross for scouting the pics from the web: LINK


Lastly, here are some sweet videos that capture some of the insanity that makes Maupin awesome:
A video showing the setup to catch Dehaan walking in: VIDEO

J -Rock and I enter the bar: VIDEO

Dehaan walking in with too-short shorts: VIDEO Notice that the first thing he
does is to sit down.

The Gormans and Ross and Kelli arrive too: VIDEO

A round of shooters for the Rock Squad: VIDEO

Jordan rocking out the dance floor: VIDEO

Jeff Hemphill can't keep himself off the dance floor: VIDEO

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