It could not have been a more perfect morning. The air was crisp and the river was calm. We took our time floating down the river. The kids enjoyed Oreo's and Pringles (a RARE treat around homebase). The Dude tried his hand at paddling and didn't do half-bad. HP was content to sit with anyone who's lap happened to be open.
We saw a few herron, some cows (this is Illinois after all), a dead fish, and some naked trees (HP pointed to tree's without leaves and deemed them "naked").
Aside from the lackluster wildlife, the scenery was beautiful. There are gorgeous cliffs lining the river and the greenery was very lush from the recent rains.
To cap off the end to a prefect boat trip, HP and The Dude both took 3 hour naps once we got
The Dude chowing on some Oreo's. Yes, that is dirt on his face. He is 100% boy.
HP and I. Don't mind the Sunday morning bed head, the river isn't known for taking good glamor shots! ;)
Starchy and his Mom.
The Dude digging for craw fish. Thank GOD he didn't find one. Yuck.
They were SO excited to go canoeing even though they really had no clue what it was.
Starchy and the kids.
HP had a death grip on the pringles. She kept saying "I wuv these chips".