July 26, 2010

what have we been up to?

Happy Monday everyone! Please don't mistake my use of "!" to mean that I'm chipper and ready to rock n' roll. I'm quite the opposite. After an already busy weekend of birthday get togethers, music festival actives and good times, Mike and I kayaked yesterday from 12 noon - 6:00 p.m.  To say we are worn out is a huge understatement. I figured since I've been a little M.I.A. since returning from vacation, I'd show you, what we've been up to...

Creek Floating 7-25-2010

See the spec of a yellow kayak up there - yeah, that's me!
Pictures taking by our friend M.W. - thanks dude!

Don't let the deep water fool you,
the creek was very low yesterday - lots of boot scootin'!
*makes for a great ab workout

We took a few breaks in nice shaded areas like this along the way.
Nothing is nicer than sipping a cold beer, and chilling on the creek
(butt in the water up to your shoulders)
Hot doesn't even begin to describe the weather on Sunday.

Float Break - Yes, that's me again in the bright yellow kayak
aka Lemon - and yes my feet are hanging out.
I was trying to get an even color on my legs. And no, I wasn't successful!

Float Break Continued...
Yes that's me (washing my hands), Mike and our friend S who just moved 
back to Alabama from Colorado - we were discussing AC/DC in concert in this image.

So peaceful - that is Mike in the shadows, S is the red kayak.

Me and our friend D on our way to float under "Ghost Bridge"
You may remember D as the vampire tour guide
 from my New Orleans Halloween Adventure.

We all had an amazing time - only half of our crew that started the float with us decided to go the remaining part of the way. (We took the extra long run). They got out before the weather turned, which was smart for them but made for a nice cool off for us. The long float down the creek, complete with hot, hot heat, sunshine, thunder rolls and sprinkles of rain was worth it - we got a great workout and had a ball with old friends we haven't seen in forever.

Even though Mike and I felt a bit like worn out zombies once we arrived home, we decided to clean ourselves up, eat dinner and head to our favorite bar in town for some drinks and festival music. In our town this week we are celebrating W.C. Handy - the Father of the Blues. 

WC Handy via Google

W.C. was born and raised in our hometown and every year at this time the entire town and surrounding areas put on great shows with jazz music, blues music and other forms of expression. We didn't stay out late since it was a school night and it's a good thing. It took every ounce of energy I had to wake-up this morning!!! I'm still not fully awake even after coffee. We also enjoyed listening to some music on Saturday night from Mike's brother and his girlfriend's apartment downtown. We had a busy but chill weekend and it was awesome.

This is our second weekend in a row since we've been home from vacation that we have gone kayaking on Sunday. Our weekends have been jammed packed and it hasn't left me much time to sit down and formulate a great blog about my vacation. I promise I will get to it but it will probably be in small bits and broken up pieces, aka various blog posts.

For now I'm going to work on painting open eyes on my eye lids in order to make it through the rest of my day.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends! What did you do?

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Aura said...

Ohhh I'm so jealous! I think I could spend every single weekend kayaking.

Meghan said...

I admire you and your kayak skills! I went on a 15 mile canoe trip once and tipped over countless times, lost a ton of beer in the river, and got a nasty sunburn. Argh!

Sami said...

Kayaking! How fun!! Once I have a little cash saved up I want to take kayaking lessons and possibly buy one for myself; it looks peaceful and like a great workout at the same time. :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Sami- my best advice, go with some friends who haven't been before on a short run at a kayak/canoe rental place. Then you'll know if you like it :)

Meghan - that doesn't sound fun at all. I did awesome my first time canoeing, the next few times once we bought our own boat we flipped a lot but it's all part of the fun. The Sunburn not so much - I feel for you there.

Aura - I'm telling you it's a must. You and Michael need to get kayaks! :) And then you need to float to Alabama (not that it's possible but you know what I mean) ;)

Sara said...

Wow, you like... did stuff. I'm so impressed!

I spent the entire weekend watching the first season of The Tudors using the instant viewing feature on my Netflix.

And while I felt very lazy and sloth-like, I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so impressed! Six hours of kayaking sounds amazing.
Looks like such a beautiful, perfect day. Glad you're enjoying your Summer with so many fun activities!

freckleonthenose said...

Ah, that looks heavenly! Looks like a great trip - but no wonder you're tired!


That looks so fun. This weekend I went to a Dodger game and got burnt so it wasn't as exciting as your weekend.

Scientific Housewife said...

How fun! It is too hot here for that!

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