Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This weekend was gorgeous, warm and sunny - the perfect opportunity for us to finally take advantage of free canoe rentals one of our city's boat clubs offers. It has been a long time since we'd been canoeing, so we were a little rusty - ok, I was. Hubby and Elle took one boat, and Pea and I another. Hubby had a smooth ride, whereas Pea and I... well it was entertaining! The water was calm, the sun was shining, and the views were gorgeous. Pea and I were really enjoying ourselves, despite regularly going around in circles because for a while we couldn't seem to get the canoe to veer left (so we just circled right until we were straight on course - repeatedly). We narrowly missed buoys and boats, but we missed them. Good fun, all in all. 
That is, good fun on our way out. When we turned around to go back - it was more grueling than fun! Luckily, we had figured out how to bear straight (ish) without circling, because going against the current, wind and boat made waves was so difficult, it took us more than twice as long! We were so beat, we skipped the afternoon hike we had planned in favor of lazing at home with books. 

Elle came home from a sleepover Sunday with a relapse of chest congestion she's been fighting for a few weeks, so we laid low. Hopefully she'll be feeling better soon!


  1. I hope Elle feels better soon! Our B is still struggling after her bout with Scarlet fever. These infections going round right now are nasty.

    1. She's finally starting to feel better - thanks!

  2. Oh no, I hope she feels better soon.

    I'm terrible at canoeing, I just can't seem to make it go straight.

    1. Thanks Ticia. It's funny how difficult it is to make a canoe go straight - yet so many people manage!


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