Monday, October 22, 2012

Canoeing at Sunset

Dear John, last week we went on a little canoe trip at sunset for a date.  It was on a school night, which is like any night for me, but it felt a extra exciting to do something fun in the middle of the week.  When I saw the canoes sitting right by the creek a couple of months ago, I knew I had to try them out.  I called and called and emailed and finally got details on what to do.  If we went with our family or a group of friends, then we would have had a wild time and someone would have flipped their boat and the stories would have been grand.  Since we went alone, the stories weren't as grand, but the time was just as spectacular!   

A few years ago, I'm not sure we would have been able to jump in there without knowing every detail of what to expect.  We just showed up with our money and my camera and went for it.  No guide rode in our boat, no wild teenagers or old hippies were there, and no one was there to taint our time.  Some guys helped us in the boat and told us that people ALWAYS tip over and we were on our way.  It took us about a minute to get used to the feel, but we found our rhythm quickly.  Simply easy, just like we hoped for.  

While I make jokes constantly, hoping to get a laugh, you wait until the perfect time and hit a home run.  That Last of the Mohicans joke you made when we were going fast (aka, not slow) was hilarious.  Perfect timing.  Perfect delivery.  I think I scared the otters away with all my laughter.  Also, we have to watch that movie again.  Soon.

This morning in your email you listed all the fun things we've done this fall and said that the good times don't seem to be stopping anytime soon.  I love this about us!  Can I say that it's the new us?  Can we make adventures, big and small, part of our lives regularly?  Who have we become?  I'm not going to question it or analyze it, because I just want to enjoy it.  These are good days, for sure.

I don't know how to end this, because I'm feeling so giddy remembering how much fun we had.  I'll say this: We slipped into this with ease and energy and rolled with the punches current.  This surprises me and doesn't surprise me at the same time.  We've changed.  I love you.  Until next time, see you around our house.  Love, Meg


  1. Looks like a fun time. Glad you had fun.

  2. Looks like y'all had a blast! Love the pics too!

  3. Gorgeous photographs and wonderful thoughts...

  4. So sweet. Great photos. Were you nervous about damaging your camera if your flipped? By the way, I have been canoeing many times--my parents own a canoe and used to take us out all the time as kids, now we take our girls--anyway, I have NEVER flipped.