Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 11 of 25: Canoe Trip

We've been blessed with another beautiful Saturday! You know what that means? Time to soak up some sun!!

It was in the 90's this afternoon with a warm breeze. My husband and I decided to go on a little canoe ride at a local lake.

We borrow his grandma's canoe, who just happens to live on land surrounded by the fingerlakes. Perfect! First step before we take the canoe out is always to check and get rid of any spiders. That's what my husband would be doing in the picture, above :)

Once the canoe is clear of spiders, we toss in our bags and off we go!

I've been determined to go canoeing at least once this summer. I'm so glad that we finally got the chance! We make it a point to go out at least once a summer. I'd love to go more. Maybe one day we'll own a canoe of our own.

I almost forgot how peaceful and relaxing canoeing can be. It can also be challenging at times, but if you take the time to stop paddling and look around, the surroundings are breathtaking!

We stayed out on the lake long enough to eat a small lunch before paddling back. Between the sun and paddling, I'm definitely feeling worked out!

I'm hoping to go canoeing at least once more this fall, when all of the leaves have turned. What a pretty trip that would be!

In the picture above you can see my husband's grandma's house on the left. What a nice location she has. It's always a treat visiting her.

To cap off our great canoe adventure, we stopped on the way home to admire a big rainbow. I wish the picture did it justice. Today was such a great day, with great sights to see. These outside activities are providing many great memories, and we're having so much fun with them! To think, all of these years that I would have rather stayed inside during a nice day like this. Boy was I missing out! Not any longer, though. I'm seizing every opportunity we are given to get out, and play! :)

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1 comment:

  1. I didn't see this earlier! What a great know that's just my kind of day :D