Last weekend I took an expedition down the Brandywine River via canoe. You may remember that I went on a similar adventure last summer.
This time it was a much bigger family affair as even my Uncle Taylor came too while he was up visiting from North Carolina.
Since we only have one canoe at the farm we had to make room for our extra passengers by adding some blow-up rafts and even a snow tube.
It ended up being quite the adventure with frequent pit-stops to re-pump said rafts, a couple of spider incidents (with one wolf spider hitching a ride on mom’s leg – I screamed – but she brushed it off like nothing happened), and a nest of ants and their babies threatening to eat us alive when we accidentally tipped the canoe – all of which we had a good laugh about later.
All in all it was the perfect way to spend a hot summer day!
So what do you do to beat the summer heat? I’m thinking for my next canoe trip I’ll have to bring along some pupsicles! Yum!