Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Canoeing the Sugar Creek

Matt, my friend from work, is in charge of the Friends of Sugar Creek association. They organized a canoe trip and we went along.

Aleah is there too, she crouched down behind Emily holding on to the gunwhale. She was a little freaked out the whole time and wouldn't let go or relax, although she did fall asleep, whiteknuckled and kneeling in the water.

We saw a bald eagles nest with two juvenile bald eagles. We looked for fossils and shells along the sandbar during lunch. Just a nice stressfree trip.

I have a strip of sunburn on each knee though because I put sunscreen on while standing up, but sitting in the boat my shorts rode up some. Aleah has a little strip on her back where the sun hit while she was hunkered down.

Pictures thanks to Matt.


Becca said...

I'm jealous of your bald eagle's nest! Even though I grew up in Idaho, I have only seen a bald easgle twice in my life.

And, tell that Leila I miss her! I loved seeing pictures of you guys!

Anonymous said...

Brian, you look good in that life jacket.

Brian G. said...

Yes, fetching isn't it?

Erin said...

This looks like a really fun outing indeed!!

I'm guessing Indiana summers are really enjoyable, though I'm sure it's humid too!