Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Peace River Weekend

I know this has nothing to do with cooking or baking, but I thought I would share a few photos from this past weekend. My son, boyfriend and I went with my son's Boy Scout troop camping and canoeing. We had a lot of fun. We had record breaking temperatures Friday night - in the 30's. We woke up to frost...I live in Florida. We were in Arcadia, FL at the Peace River, about 3 hours nw of Fort Lauderdale. The first night we sleep in Arcadia in the parking lot at a boat ramp. The second night we were in Brownsville at a camp site.

The canoeing was great. The Peace River lives up to its name. We canoed with the current. The only bad thing was the water was low and we had to jump out a few times to push our canoe to deeper water. Sunday, before we were done, we saw one alligator about 10 feet away. It wasn't very big and it ignored us. We did 16 miles in the two days.

I still feel like I'm recuperating....arms are sore, sunburned (my earlobes peeled)...but, it was worth it!

These pictures are only from my cell phone. I'll have more later.

Peace River. Picture taken during a break.
Our resting spot.
Jimmy eating lunch.
One of our dads, Bob, caught a catfish on Sunday with his bare hands. He put it back.

1 comment:

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Catching fish like Crocodile Dundee!