Vacation, Day 3

One of the great things about the area we were staying (besides the really wonderful house) is the close proximity to Jane’s Island State Park. We stopped at the grocery store and picked up portable, non-perishable lunch items and headed on over to rent 3 tandem kayaks. At first, I wanted to be in a canoe because I have experience with them, but the water was really choppy where we were putting in and I was quickly convinced that a kayak was the way to go! Thanks to Jenn, I was eager to try one out — and I have increased respect for her summer workout routine. Kayaking is fun exercise! 😀

We paddled on the waterway (much further than we had thought it was going to be) to an island with a private dock owned by the park system. My arms, legs, and core muscles were very happy for a rest while we had lunch! And then we paddled our way back to the main dock. All in all, it was a 3-hour tour. We felt blessed that the threatening storm went around us, or we might have become a modern version of Swiss Family Robinson on Gilligan’s Island… complete with saltwater marsh and mosquitoes. 

After showers and a bit of rest, we indulged in a family vacation tradition: seeing a movie at a movie theater. With 6 of us, it’s a splurge to buy tickets and see a film on the big screen. We usually wait to rent the video (or better yet, borrow it from the library).  It seemed apropos to see Toy Story 3, since MM was heading off to college soon. And yes, I cried at the end.

By the time we returned to the house, everyone pretty much fell into bed.


11 responses to “Vacation, Day 3

  1. My sister and brother used to take kayaking lessons, but it was whitewater not ocean kayaking so the boat was a bit different. Great pictures 🙂

  2. What a great day! I think it´s so great that your boys (even though going off to college) love to vacation with you. That is not always the case.

  3. I haven’t seen TS3 so I don’t know what that’s all about… but I know that kayaking looks like a BOAT full of fun! I somehow have a feeling I would NOT have made it to that island though! This was such a GREAT vacation you guys had!!!

  4. There’s nothing like a hard day of play followed by a good night’s sleep!

  5. How fun! I’m too chicken to kayak. The flip factor. Gosh, I used to be so fun and adventurous. What happend to me? LOL!

    Anyhow, I’ve seen Toy Story 3 and it was cute! I’m the same, I prefer to watch a movie on DVD. It is a rare occasion that I hit the theatre. Either at the insistance of family (I often stay home and let them go) or it be part of the Twilight Saga. 😀

  6. If it doesn’t have a motor I ain’t going LOL Too much exercise. But another thing I’d sit and back and make the front person do all the paddling LOL Cool pictures. I love the whole Toy Story series. Excellent. Thanks for sharing and carry on our Modern Day SWR 🙂 Rabbit, rabbit

  7. SFR on Gilligan’s Island made me lol! I don’t know that I would ever try kayaking, it’s too close to exercise for my taste 😉 Love the last photo!

  8. Going kayaking someday is on my list of things to do. I’ve never tried it, but it looks like so much fun.

  9. I haven’t seen Toy Story 3, but when I do, I will think of you. I love this first picture and I think you had a grand vacation. I wish I caould follow in your footsteps!

  10. I love the photos and am so happy that you had this wonderful vacation. I watched Toy Story 3 with my older son who has been away from home for over 4 years now.. and he was amused to find me teary at the end.

  11. And that wasn’t Frank.. it was me.. at Frank’s place. 😉