Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Up a River Without a Weather Map

Whenever I try to do something outdoorsy with DH, it's always an adventure. Over the past twenty years, we've been stranded in the Everglades on a Hobie cat, we've sailed through storms in the Gulf of Mexico, camped in the deserts of Arizona with no human being around for literally hundreds of miles, barely escaping a monsoon flash flood through the wash we were camped in, and more.

Yesterday, we went for a leisurely canoe trip down the St. Croix....

We saw Great Blue herons, Cliff swallows, the usual suspects like wrens, song sparrows, crows and turtles, and best of all, no people.

We stopped on a little island for a picnic.... and noticed a big storm brewing downriver, heading our way.

Instead of trying to outrun it, we decided to sit it out. Good thing we did. Thunder, lightning and ferocious winds. Yes, we were scared hiding out under our aluminum canoe.

After the worst had passed, we decided maybe it was time to leave. Since the wind was blowing upriver, we didn't continue down to the takeout spot - instead we paddled back upriver to where we started. It only lightninged and thundered a few times while we were in the water. Eeek. When we got out, we explored the glacial potholes.

And did some amateur rock-climbing.

And general sightseeing...

Yes, our adventures... never a dull moment.

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Anonymous ma said...

how many couples do you know that have spent TWENTY-PLUS years together sharing the unimaginable-- AND are still "together", loving and sharing life together!
The pics are beautiful! Wish I could have been with you!!
luv, ma

6/04/2007 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please post soon about the condition of the remodel in nj. pictures, please! ds

6/24/2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Yes, I will be posting soon about the remodel in NJ. Lots of progress has been made!

6/25/2007 8:19 AM  

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