Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Some Family Came to Play

So, I'm a little late blogging this, but my Mom and Dad came to play with us the last week in May. We did so many fun things! One of my favorites was canoeing down the Flint River. Fist Bump!

We stopped to play in the river, floating downstream and then hiking back up-river to do it again!

We found a shady spot to stop for lunch. Casey found and lost a minow catcher. He was so sad. I was less sad.

Brooklyn did remarkably well on this long trip.


We had 3 canoes and 1 kid Kayak. What memories!

My Mom and I were in a canoe together. We hit every log on the river, I swear! I haven't laughed that hard in death-defying situations in a long time. (I use the term death-defying very loosly here as the river was rarely over 5 feet deep and the "rapids" were usually under 3 feet deep and not really rapid so to speak) Anyway, when my mom complained to the owner that he gave us a canoe that ran into things, he apologized and promised to give us a free upgrade to the non-run-into-things canoe on our next trip. Good guy.

7 comments:

Jessica M said...

Looks like fun! My husband loves canoeing.

Sarah (and a few others) said...

oh oh oh , you make me want to get back on the river! any river! well, preferably the Buffalo river in the summer, which is just the same type of death-defying as yours! Aaahhhhhh, canoeing.

hope said...

What a blast!!! Looks/sounds like you all had a great time!!

elizabeth mueller said...

Hi Andrea! Wow, how fun! I want to do that with my family!! :)

Heidi Lindsay said...

Looks like it was so much fun! Dad showed me some of his pictures too. I want to go canoeing with you next time. :) We'll see if I can earn some vacation time this year. hmmm....

today's word verification was: suplenes...
What do you think of that???

Lamps Family said...

Now you didn't run into any snakes, did you?? LOL

Krystal said...

What a fun little adventure! When we were in Jackson Hole a few weeks ago we debated on going down a river....yours sounds better than those. Of course I said "NO WAY" when I heard how rough it can be. I'm a chicken.