Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tipsy Too

Pete mentioned it's been awhile since we last posted here.  And since I really enjoy, and sometimes harass, other blog posts  I thought I would send out a quick update.

Since January 27th...  Cloudy still really enjoys "school".  Reading is a must for him, 4-5 books every morning.  Sometimes when I'm swamped with Anatomy instead of reading his books, I read him mine. He stays entertained too!  "So that's my bones?"

Ben starts Spring Running Club after spring break.  Which means 5k season!  We love running 5ks as a family.  He also wants to start Taekwondo, I guess I need to check into that (thanks WES).  

After my 20mi bust run and Luke's adoption, the next weekend my guys broke up the miles and ran 20 with me at the house.  I ran 6 with Luke, 7 solo, 3 with Ben and 4 with Peter.  Made for a nice run! All culminating in an Ultra (50k) finish at Cowtown Marathon last weekend.  What an adventure.

Spring is here, so camping season is just around the corner, literally next weekend.  We have a week long camping trip planned full of canoeing, hiking, and possibly a trip to the beach.

As for this weekend:  We took out Tipsy Too.  It was a 2nd trip out this year, and the first with Luke.


The first and last picture of us all DRY

We paddled the stream south of Ray Roberts lake.


There were a few obstacles we had to overcome.  But Pete is a champion boy scout canoeist from his day, and navigates the waters expertly.  

Tipsy's new face we painted last weekend.   SHARK ATTACK.  It looks even sillier, belly up on the truck.  

Taking a HOUND dog on a canoe, a 50lb STRONG runs quicker than a rabbit, hound dog, that apparently has NEVER been introduced to water before, may not have been the smartest idea.
We finally moved him up in front of me and I squeezed him with my legs as tight as I could to calm him down.  Which actually worked out for me, because then I didn't have to paddle.  
 

Another hazard crossing.  The frist time we went over, on the way back we limboed under. the boys LOVED it, Pete sang the song and everything! 

one of the dozen red-eared sliders we saw on our trip


The worst of the crossings.  This was completely dammed up, we had to unload kids and dogs and carry the canoe over the tree dam.  The boys were allowed to walk across the tree, the dog was carried (big sissy).


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4 comments:

Tuba, or not tuba ... that is the question said...

Awesome blog! We should canoe this summer.

Tuba, or not tuba ... that is the question said...

Awesome blog! We should canoe this summer.

Tuba, or not tuba ... that is the question said...

Awesome blog! We should canoe this summer.

Tuba, or not tuba ... that is the question said...

And I guess the dog got the name Luke? Does he use the Force?

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