Sunday, May 31, 2009

Floating Pigg River

When asked what I wanted to do on my birthday, I said,'kayak the Pigg!'
So we did!
The day started with breakfast at the Whistle Stop in our little town, where a blueberry muffin topped with a candle was brought out by the staff singing Happy Birthday to me!
Then we went home and loaded up the pick-up with my ocean kayak we got in the Keys and the old canoe I have had for a good 25 years, for Bob. The Newcombs (our neighbors) joined us with their aluminum john-boat on their trailer and we set off for "Sylvia's bottom" to drop the floatilla in. We had placed one truck down under the bridge on 890, which is where we would take out.
Bob hasn't canoed since he was a kid, but got right back into it!

The river was a tad muddy from the rains of late, but there was good water, with few areas where we scraped the bottom, and nowhere did we have to walk.

We did jump one deer along the way, and we ran into some other locals enjoying the day running the edges with their 4-wheeler, but as Sam said, "If Momma and Daddy weren't so loud, we'd see some wildlife!"
That was after she switched and rode the back of my kayak with me, out of paddle splashing distance from her Daddy!
I made a jug of melon drinks for me, and the neighbors were having 'red-eyes'...Bob stuck with water and we had lots of snacks and took lots of breaks, stretching out and chatting.

It was a great day, we came home and changed out of wet things, and went to 'Carl's', another local eatery for a bit of dinner, and then headed home, unloaded the boats and Melissa and Sam brought forth a cake topped with a beach chair, Palm trees and dolphins with Happy Birthday on it! Sam lit up two candles and they sang to me again! Gee its nice being old!!
Couldn't have asked for a better day!
Next trip we plan on bringing the fishing rods!


Becky Mushko said...

Happy Birthday!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Wow, that looks like fun! I told Kurt we should get some little boats and do that!

Did you boat back to the cars or did you have a car waiting for you somewhere?

Happy birthday!

Amy Tate said...

What a perfect birthday! That's something I've never done before. I'm so glad the weather cooperated for ya.

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