Father’s Day Canoe Trip

Happy Father’s Day to all you great and necessary fathers out there!  I wanted this year’s Father’s Day to be memorable and special for Scott, so we went on a canoe trip. We started from a point on our property and ended on the Coosa River System (Lake Jordon).

An Easy, Relaxing Canoe Paddle? Maybe Not…

I was ready for a quiet, relaxing trip, but the river had other plans. The water was quite low, so I was in for a REAL workout and beat-up legs to boot!  I am not sure what kind of shoes one is supposed to use on a trip like this, but the ones that I had on were not those shoes.  I was slipping and sliding over every rock that my feet came into contact with.

The kids were having a blast, though!  Quite honestly, I was too.  After carrying the canoes for about 1 1/2 miles over rocks, the creek finally opened up to a beautiful scene and a much more relaxing ride.

We broke out the snacks and slowly (some of us anyway; my kids love to compete and were in a silent race to the end) made our way to the boat ramp. There I was going to get in the truck with my oldest son and bring back the other truck and trailer from where we began.  

One Glitch in the Family Canoe Trip

Scott had asked me about 1/2 mile into the trip if I had put my keys in the dry bag.  I said that I thought so, although I really was not all that sure.  Sure enough, at the boat ramp I realized that I had left the keys in my purse, which was in the truck at our land.  At least I remembered to put the keys in my purse!

The kids did not mind this delay and had a great time swimming while we waited on my mom to come pick me up and take me back to the truck.  In fact, I’m quite thankful that was the only glitch in our Father’s Day canoe trip.

This was a GREAT day, and my family is smiling.  Who could ask for more?

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