Thursday, July 3, 2008

Where I Was Today...and Saturday

The Mouth of Platte, originally uploaded by Sister Sassy 919.

This was taken after taking a canoe trip down the lower Platte you end just before it dumps into Lake Michigan. I waded out into the river to take these shots, it was up to my chest but it is so beautiful!

In case you can't tell, I'm standing in the river, near the end, looking across a little sandy stretch between me and Lake Michigan. On the right side you can see part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

It was JimmyEW, niece Jiller and her boyfriend Frakenstein. She had such a great time on Saturday that she and Frank drove back up late last night to enjoy it one more time.

The weather was cool and the air chilly, but when I waded out into the river to shoot this the water felt warm and inviting. The temperature was actually warmer than the air.

I do have to say, Canoing with JimmyEW was a bit different than with Sister Redd. Although he was good at steering and all... he was no Sister Redd. She and I rocked it, he and I ran into land masses and other boaters. But I have to say, most of the collisions with boats was purposeful on Jimmy's part. He was trying to take out Jiller and Frankenstein.

At one point Frank stood in the canoe and began serenading Italian style. It was magnific!

So... I didn't run at all this week, but I canoed twice. That counts for something, doesn't it?

Have a happy 4th, I'm out of here!

Enjoy the shot!


Valarie said...

Love the shot and I think canoeing totally counts. :)

Jane the Sane said...

Canoeing is great exercise! It looks absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Sarah said...

That is beautiful. Enjoy!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

That is one of my favorite spots in the WORLD! Lucky you! We've done the tubing thing down the river, and D and two of our exchange daughters kayaked down (I guess C did, too).

kspin said...

What a great picture! Sounds like you are having fun bc I don't see you around much! Glad you are enjoying summer!

womaninawindow said...

Sweet! The shot and you being in the water chest high with a camera and the water being warm in spite of the air. Just sweet.