Two or three years ago we went canoeing down the river with the kids. At the time we picked too long of a route (for the kiddos). Last year I really wanted to go again, but with a shorter route. The problem was that the road was closed to the shorter drop off point . . . like for MONTHS! I waited and waited for the road to open up. But, I think it was closer to Christmas.
This summer, there was nothing stopping us! And today was the day! I was so excited! I love the water. And going down the river is so peaceful! Yes, even with the whole family 😉 We didn’t get stuck at all! Only the other canoe got stuck . . *cough* hubster and girls *cough* 😉 And we went close enough in the shallow part for our middle rider to reach in and grab shells from the river bottom!
Tonight I am thankful that we got to go canoeing today!! We talked about maybe doing kayaks . . but we hadn’t budgeted for six rentals! I told the kids we can budget and save up for six rentals and maybe next time, we’ll do kayaks 🙂