Monday, August 16, 2010
Canoeing Sunday, August 8th
Last weekend we went canoeing with two couples from our newly married group. We were suppose to do this back in June, but it got pushed out a bit. It was a gorgeous day
This was Kyle and I's first time canoeing in Minnesota. MN canoeing is much different than Missouri canoeing. If you were to canoe in MO you prepare for getting wet, because it's inevitable that you will tip and most likely lose something - like your most favorite pair of pink shorts that i lost when I was like 10... I'll never forget that, I was crushed. Or sunglasses, I lost my fair share of those on MO canoe trips.
But in MN, it's really just canoeing down a wide river and no fear of tipping. This was also Harpo's FIRST time ever in a canoe! He was very excited
He did not know what was in store for him!!! His girlfriend Ruby was also along for the day
At first Harpo just stood around acting like he was scared to move since the canoe moved when he moved.
He'd say hi to Ruby
Then he relaxed enough to take nap
And by the end of the day he was king of the world!
The river was 17 miles long. After we crossed under the train tracks, we pulled over to dip in the water.
We took turns jumping off the bank (right after Michelle witnessed a snake slithering under a tree)
And of course we made Harpo swim. He does NOT like the water, but it was a hot day and I knew it would make him feel better.
It was a nice relaxing day
Once we made it down to where we had our car parked, we grilled out for dinner. It ended up raining, so we moved in under a pavilion - luckily the rain held off until we were out of the canoes.