Canoe Trip

One day I told my dad that I wanted to go on a canoe trip with my poppa. He told me to tell my poppa that. So I did. He was all for it.

About a month later we set out. First we packed up then got some subway.

When we got down to the drop off we heard this awful noise. A car then pulled up and two dogs bolted out. The dogs and their owners played fetch. The dogs then were wheezing swimming back with the sticks.

We final got in the water and started paddling  We saw fish and ducks and a lot of dragonflies. After a little bit we stopped in some shade and ate our subway. Which was very good. Then we kept paddling.

All of a sudden we heard a train. My poppa told me to get ready to smile and wave because I was about to receive 5 minutes of fame. “I wonder how many people will take a picture of the silly people in the canoe with all that stuff.” he told me. And he was right, people smiled and waved and took pictures of us. I smiled and waved right back.

As we got close to the islands were we were camping on, he told me that there is a big island and a small one. He informed me that the little one was better because we could have it all to our selves.

When we got there there was a boat on the small island we then got up on the big island. They were only fishing yay! While waiting for them to leave a couple came up and got out.

We talked to them for a bit and my poppa told them that they could set up there stuff any were, and that we were going on the small island once the fishers left. The fishing people then left and we went over to the small island. We got out and my poppa set up a tarp while I swam in the lake a bit.

That night we made a fire and cooked some steak. We sat in front of the fire for a while listening to our neighbors playing horse shoes, which at the time sounded more like some one throwing knifes at wood.

The next morning (and yes we did sleep in a tent the “old fashion way”) we had ranch bagels that were oh-so-good.

We started to paddle back and we planed to go further up and surprise my grandma. (the river is connected to the woods in their back yard.) But the wind decided to blow nice and hard in the opposite direction that we were going in, so we pulled up on the side of the road and called my mom to come get us. It was a wonderful trip and i suggest that if you get the chance that you take some time to go outside with your family.

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  • POPPA

    FIVE months later, your memory is pretty good.
    I’m glad you had a good time!!