Before Little Buddy was born, we would rent a canoe and go fishing and floating at least a couple times each summer. Since babies and canoes don’t exactly go together, it has been a few years since we have been able to enjoy this activity.
The other day, we had childcare and a free day, so we decided to take a trip down memory lane and rent a canoe for a five-mile trip. It was sunny and about 90 degrees, so just about perfect weather. We made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grabbed sunscreen and water, and headed to the river.
The trip took about three hours, and I’m proud to say that I paddled most of it. Mr. Handsome hadn’t been fishing in months, so I let him sit in the back with his pole while I guided the way.
There were a few points where I may or may not have let out a few screams and begged Mr. Handsome to grab his paddle to help me avoid hitting a rock. Thankfully, we never did tip the canoe, although there were times when I felt like we definitely would, like when my husband decided to hang both legs over one side. I quickly requested that he not do that.
The scenery was beautiful, but the best part of the trip was spending time just the two of us. We adore our son, and we both look forward to the day when he is old enough to canoe with us, but sometimes it’s good to just be alone and do an activity together.
After canoeing, we cleaned up at home and were able to extend our date day with dinner at a nice restaurant.