Definition for Kayak :-)

Kayak [] n. 1. an oblong banana shaped boat with a hole in the bottom from which the occupant dangles. Can be propelled the wrong way up by experts. (definition courtesy of Pete Knowles)
(And I've got this one from Chris' Kayak Lexicon)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tubing Down the Cannon River

It was promising to be another gorgeous day and looking at the 10 day forcast it looked like we'd have another week of summer and then it was going to get colder. So 5 of us spontaneously packed our coolers and swim suits to float down the Cannon near Redwing.

Liz, Anne, Roxanne and Laura.

The leaves are starting to turn...

Welch Mill, where we got our tubes and you can get canoes, kayaks and a shuttle upstream.

The local bar. Obviously the bikers where out to enjoy the weather too.

The Trout Scream Cafe, which is an obligatory ice cream stop after the float.

Cute little post office next to the cafe.

Pouring over ice cream flavors. Their "Elvis" flavor is popular, it was empty when we got there :-( (banana, peanut butter swirls and chocolate chips)

Sitting outside the cafe, licking ice cream and looking at Welch Mill with it's canoes always evokes for me the sense of a perfect childhood summers day. The way a childhood summer's day should be: Heat, sunshine, some clouds and roaming outside in nature, getting muddy, eating the odd ice cream cone and squeezing out the very last moment until Mum/Dad have told you to be home because family dinner will be on the table.

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