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Monday, August 30, 2010

Canoeing Adventure

We went on a little canoeing adventure yesterday. We decided to change it up a bit and canoe around a lake rather then down a river. That way we did not have to worry about where the car was going to be and where we would end up at the end of our trip. We envisioned nice calm water, some swimming, and fishing. The water was pretty choppy. At times it felt like we were in the ocean. The kids were pretty nervous about tipping, but we eventually found a nice cove and the water was calmer. We found a nice spot on an island and set up camp for the day.

We brought the point and shoot so the photos aren't the best quality. I am still adjusting to taking photos with it especially in the bright sun. Mitch took most of the shots though.

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The kids each caught a fish.

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Mitch caught a baby bass. It was a fiesty little guy.


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Harper was hesitant to get in the water, but once she did she had a blast.


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After much persuasion Miller joined in on the fun too.


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He wouldn't let go of me though. He had a death grip around my neck. I had to convince him there were no sharks, alligators, or crocodiles in the lake, just fish (and maybe some snakes, but I didn't mention that...shhh.)

My arms are a little sore today from all that paddling, but not as sore as I thought they would be. We estimate that we paddled around a mile each way. We all slept well last night.

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