Happy In Bag

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Doomed Business Proposal #698












It's going to be the single best outdoor recreational attraction in the Kansas City area- canoeing excursions on the Little Blue River. Let's call it Happy In Bag Boating (HIBB). Ideally, we'd start at this scenic spot at the Kansas City Zoo. After signing liability wavers, guests would hop into canoes or rowboats and paddle thirty minutes down the gentle stream with a HIBB guide. At the end of the journey- probably about three miles downstream- guests would disembark at a predetermined spot and be shuttled back to the zoo in a HIBB vehicle. They'd be charged ten dollars a head for the experience. HIBB's primary expenses would be insurance, a small fleet of boats, a couple of leased vans with boat racks on the roof, staffing and a marketing budget. We'd also need to work out some kind of arrangement with KCMO. Who's in?

5 Comments:

  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger emawkc said…

    I had kind of a similar idea about boating the Kansas and Missouri rivers, starting at Lawrence or Atchison and boating downstream to KC.

    I think your idea is probably a little more realistic though.

     
  • At 5:24 AM, Blogger meesha.v said…

    http://www.missouririverpaddling.com/

     
  • At 9:04 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Thanks for the link, Meesha. I didn't know about that, and I can't wait to do it next spring.

    Still, I'm warming up to my idea. Because it's less ambitious than Missouri River Paddling or your idea, Emaw, I think it'll have wider appeal.

    And with the zoo tie-in, it has a built-in customer base.

     
  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said…

    Way too cheap, HIB! The River Des Peres Yacht Club Cruises in St. Louis start out at 30 beans or more!

    http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2000-12-06/news/a-sewer-runs-through-it/full

    It's not as bad as it used to be....... really.

     
  • At 8:10 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    Just go floating in the re-imagined smelly Brush Creek and open up shops along the bank and try to be San Antonio, something this city never will ever come close to

    Don't get me started on the history of the Little Blue River...

    Bgo

     

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