Whats wrong with this picture? Well, dumb ass here forgot one important piece, no, make that two important necessary pieces of equipment for safe navigation on a river float. Sure, I've got a check list, but unlike Santa Claus who checks his list twice, I failed to check mine, once. Duh.
We dropped off my car at the takeout, drove back to the put-in, and just as we were inflating the raft I found the minor oversight. My wife, bless her soul, was kind enough to drive home and all the way back to the river with the oars and footrest.
The only saving grace? Well, the temperature was above freezing when she got back with the oars.