About a week or so ago, I took Megan and her friend Sara to a lower section of the Susquehanna River and we paddled around some fantastic rocks. The girls got out and did some climbing and exploring while I took pictures from the water. Later, we hauled our boats up on some rocks and had a great lunch with a fantastic view.
(click the image for the full gallery)
I finally got everyone out together for the first paddle of 2013 at Lake Redman. It was a gorgeous day… a bit blustery at first, but it calmed down and was sunny and warm. We rafted up and had lunch on the water, letting ourselves drift wherever the wind took us (it didn’t take us very far). I also had some fun feeding saltines to the gulls.
A few sample pictures…
Here’s the link to the full album: Digital Chum Gallery | First 2013 Family Paddle
Megan and I went to see Jack the Giant Slayer today. The movie was in a new IMAX theater at a local place. As we sat down in the theater (and well before the movie started), Megan put on her glasses, started waving her hands around in front of her face, and said, “It’s like I’m actually in the theater!”
An insightful excerpt from this article:
And right now the Republican Party accommodates too much quackery, belligerence and misplaced moralism to play a fully credible part in a vital, essential debate about the size and scope of government.
I make special note of the phrase "right now" because the Republican Party was not always that way. The editorial also notes that there’s hope, which is encouraging.
Megan and I decided to play around a bit with some stop motion video. We decided that kayaking through the house and out the door was silly enough to warrant some effort, so here’s the end result.
She was a trooper, too. It was about 30 degrees out and the wind was whipping in the door and all she had on was her "Go Play Outside" t-shirt from Shanks Mare. Her smile (on-camera) never wavered.
Saturday, I headed out with my Jackson Journey 14 kayak to a local lake and found the boat launch area completely frozen over. I tried to break through (someone else had already tried), but the ice was about an inch thick and I didn’t make much more progress than the previous boater.
I headed to another part of the lake and found most of the lake to be open water (the boat launch area was sheltered and didn’t get much sun, which explains why it was frozen over and most of the rest of the lake wasn’t), so I got a good day of paddling in, but there was enough ice around that I had a bit of fun crunching through it… as shown in the video clips below.