Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Afternoon canoe trip....

Rich talked me into going canoeing with him the other
day.... I'm not much of a dark, murky water I didn't want to go.
But I did so to please him :)

Now let me begin by saying that when you have to start your trip off with one of's probably not such a good idea to go.

And yes, he had to use it MANY times to bail the water. ( But I just tried to ignore the fact that water was getting my pant legs wet.... rolling eyes here)

Then this happens. To BOTH of the oars. Not kidding.
Then when we finally make it down the river to the spot we had Shane pick us up at....we were met by Mr. Friendly Police officer...that would be THIS guy.

And he's we're in the truck with the canoe on top....."Did you NOT see that sign you just drove by"???????????
ahhhhhh........(deer in headlight look, mouth hanging open)

As he's pointing to this sign 4 feet in front of us.

So I blamed it on Shane. (Hee hee hee.)

To top it all off, we were all going to cram ourselves into the teeny tiny truck that Shane came to get us in...with Michael and Summer. That's 5 of us....

And Mr. Friendly Police Officer was still there....watching...

So, Rich told kids the 3 of them were going to walk home. About 3/4 of a mile.
They were already really mad that they didn't get a chance to go in the canoe.
( mean old mom wouldn't let them when she saw water coming in it---Shocking!)

So they cried all the way home.
Can you say 'lovely family afternoon' .........?
At least we didn't get a ticket.
:) :) :) :) :)


  1. Looks like I have another bedtime story for the kids tonight. Much shorter.

  2. I thought the bucket was to pee in. LOL

    When Jim takes me canoeing we have a picnic basket with champagne, I'm donning my new lacy parasol, the birds are singing, and somehow there is classical music playing in the background. But see...we weren't raised in the HOLLOW!!!

    I'm with Gretchen--you need to ride a book that will probably be turned into a series called...The Minnesota Hillbillies...or something like that. tee hee hee (my little pinky is sticking out daintily right now). :)

  3. Whaaaaaaaaat???

    Dainty little Kristin said "pee" OMG.

    Even us country folk up here in the hollows knows that that just aint LADY LIKE.

    hee he he.

  4. OK, and I just can't let this one go.....

    I don't know what you prissy's do over there in Carolina, but HERE we don't 'ride' a book. ***TEE HEE HEE***

    we just use em in the outhouse.

  5. Oh boo! I hate it when I make a typo. I was a High School English teacher in my former life and proofreading and editing was what I did best. So, there you go. You folks in the hollow can still catch a typo-I'm glad to see those head start programs really do work.

    Oh, and if you knew about my itty bitty bladder problems, you'd know that not only do I say the word "pee", but I've "peed" in, around, near, just about every rest stop up and down the East Coast.

    So, just what are you and Gretchen up to??? I HATE to be left out of stuff and you guys already live in the same State so it's already not fair. wah!

  6. I used to have a hound dog like that.

    Oh, and we have the juiciest, biggest, secretive stuff going on......oooooh, you would just DIE to know.

    Oh, and I'm going to a party at Gretchens this weekend.....and I'm sure we're going to talk about you AND our juicy news. :) :) :)

    (and I have to say, that head start thing was SO STINKIN funny! I'm going to be laughing about that all night)