When we went canoeing

Published by Andrew.

When we went canoeing in Florida, man that was fun. We went at Adventure Unlimited, on the 15-mile trip down a river. We made around 25 stops to enjoy the trip and swim around. I remember that at one spot we went up the river, sat down in it and floated on our backs to the spot that we had stopped at. It was very enjoyable even if we hadn’t made the stops. I started paddling halfway in the trip. I always got in the boat that came in behind when we took off from the shore after a break. We also had two inner tubes that some people rode in because we did not have enough space with just three canoes. My Nana, Grandaddy, Aunt and Uncle, one of their kids, my Mom and Dad, three of my brothers and me went.  We saw a few turtles, plenty of minnows and a few alligator/crocodile outlets in the river, but we did not see any alligators. When we were close to getting done it started to sprinkle a little. The water was pretty cold then. Then we pulled into their boat dock and went home. After that everybody was pretty exhausted.

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Summer

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Summer. What a wonderful thing. When the northern hemisphere reaches it’s closest point in relation to the sun. When water slides, pools, the ocean, are all in action. Summer up in Oregon is cold and hot. Some days cold, some days hot, it is weird. How weather changes just like that.

We got in the pool today. Did you know that being in water dehydrates you and you skin? That is also weird. I mean, it should hydrate us, right?

Well, we have a lake a quarter mile down the road, so we can go fishing pretty  easily. The hard part is getting my brothers to go. I like fishing but I have not caught anything yet. Probably the best bait for lakes is live worms.

My brother Gabriel (5/6) is thinking about growing worms on coffee grounds that the business uses. Then we can have worms for free and fishers that stay with us can buy them also.

But summer in Florida, was awesome. After church me and my friends would play football, sharks and minnows, or some other game like that. Even after Wednesday night services, we would go out in the dark and the street lights would be on and we would play a game. But every time we would sweat from the humidity, which was always 100%. I miss that. Now we are all dried out. I also miss the beach sand and acorns. We would go to the beach at least once every week, through summer. And we had an oak tree in our back yard. Also a trampoline. I think my Grandma has that now.

Then shortly after we got to Oregon, it snowed. It snowed before it was winter. Local  friends told us that it was the harshest winter they had had in about 10 years. There is some snow that I can still see on top of the mountains surrounding us. I think it is 30 degrees lower on top of Mount Howard than down at the base, where we live.

Also, since the snow is melting off the mountains, the river across from out house has swollen to almost twice it’s original size and the lake, the bank is gone. So we are not allowed to go down to the river right now. We also have a fort down be the river, which I told you in one of my other posts.