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Thread: Camping & Canoeing = Exciting Weekend

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    Hubby and I decided we wanted to get away this weekend and we have a small vacation fund saved up.
    So, we are going to explore Healdsburg, CA, camp overnight at a campsite on the Russian River and then go canoeing ALL DAY Sunday!

    I am soooo excited! I love canoeing and haven't been canoeing in about 12 years!

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    Have fun,sounds great!

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    Be careful and watch out for motor boats. We just had a death in this area from a kayak / motorboat collision. Husband and wife were kayaking on a lake in the Adirondacks and were capsized by a passing boat. Authorities still aren't sure if it actually struck them. Wife was saved by witnesses on beach but husband drowned. Both had life vests but were not wearing them.

    PS I love that area by the Russian River. Very beautiful. If you canoe where no motorboats can go, even better!

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    I don't there there will be motor boats where we are, but we will definitly be wearing our life jackets!

    Thanks for letting me know :)

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    I've never been canoeing, but it sounds fun. Enjoy your trip!

    (you have my hundredth post!:D)

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    Have fun!! Sounds great.

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    I canoed on the Spring River in Arkansas once. Very serene.
    You could see through the water to the bottom and watch the fish. The currents were thrilling. The people I was with did it every year and knew where the currents were and what to do. It was lots of fun.
    Be safe and enjoy.
    Regards, Dorothy

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    Have fun Nikki!! BE SAFE!! :-)

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    Thanks Martina!

    Will hopefully be able to remember to take some pictures :)

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    I sure hope so...I would like to see some :-)

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    That soundsso fun. Lucky you!

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    Sounds like fun!!!
    I would love to do that but..... I have bad shoulders, I couldn't paddle! :cry: :cry:

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    have fun and be careful, take pictures please!

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    It sounds like fun. Have a great time. :-D

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    I loved canoeing when I was younger, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and please share pictures with us!!! :D:D:D

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    The trip was so much fun!
    While canoeing we saw some great blue herons, some turtles, a bald eagle, and lots of other animals.
    It was sooo much fun but I am sooo sore now!

    I took some pictures but can't seem to find my cord to d/l the pictures from my camera. I will post them as soon as I can find my cord!

    I hope everyone else had a great weekend! It was 99F yesterday at home!

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    Sounds like alot of fun, glad you had a nice getaway, can't wait to see the pictures.

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    FOUND OUR CAMERA CORD!!!

    Here are some pictures!!! I was super sore the beginning of this week but I am all better now :)

    View from our campsite
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    Our tent and fire pit (and my hubby!)
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    Me at the front of the canoe
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    Hubby steering us
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    view from the canoe
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    Watch for flash floods! Have fun! :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the pictures. Looks like a good time.
    (sigh) I wish I could go camping and canoeing!!

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