Saturday, March 31, 2012

Canoes

Back a few years, I was part of a team that took teens on a yearly spring outdoor expedition. We'd drive to the top of the state, pass into Canada and drop our canoes into the St. Croix River. The St. Croix forms the boarder between our state and Canada. We camped and canoed for five days n the wilderness, miles and miles away from any sort of human habitation. Each time I went on the trip I think I had as much fun as the kids, maybe more. There was rain. There was wildlife. There were wonderful evenings around the campfire telling stories. It was great fun!

21 comments:

  1. We, too, have a St. Croix river...one of the prettiest in our state. Canoeing is a terrific way to navigate a body of water. Lucky kids to have interested adults give them a chance to enjoy this activity.

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  2. I'll second what Kate says about her St. Croix river...Lois Anne and I spent some fun times there on our honeymoon 54 3/4 years ago?

    And I must give you credit to be so daring as to take a bunch of kids on a trip like that!

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  3. Sounds like a great time. I remember going on a canoe trip in northern Michigan when I was teenager -- lots of fun.

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  4. Sounds like major fun. I miss the Cub Scout camping with my son. He didn't like it but I loved it.

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  5. Nice photo to accompany your post on camping in the wilderness. What a great experience.-- barbara

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  6. You have a knack for finding subject matter sporting phenomenal colors. One more time!

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  7. Canoeing is a fabulous way to discover a place. Your trips sound like adventures.You were feeling like a teenager again!

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  8. wow, that is very cool and such a good thing to do for teens. i bet those memories will be talked about by them for life and with their own kids. it takes a village to raise up the next generations and you are doing your part. thanks

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  9. how very cool. :)

    (and yes, those scorpions sting and it hurts like he**!)

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  10. Lucky kids, lucky you. Love those canoes.

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  11. And as we can see (and imagine) - great photo opportunities!

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  12. It's good to get away and commune with nature and friends every once In awhile!

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  13. Oh boy, Saint Cross river, what a name...

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  14. That sounds like a great time to me.

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  15. Sounds like adventures we have here on our Green River. Except...now I need a pad under my sleeping bag.

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  16. Sounds like a fantastic experience Birdman, for both you and the teens. I can see the appeal of communing with nature.... when I'm snug as a bug at home haha!

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