Feathered Friends & Lake Love

Hey guys!

So how was everyone’s Monday?

I woke up this morning feeling like…well, like Ace Ventura after being hit with blowgun darts.

“Three darts is toooooooooo much!”

But unlike Jim Carrey’s character, I wasn’t being hunted my pigmies. Nope, my pain was self inflicted…and if I had it to do all over again, I totally would!

Anyone up for some kayaking?

Since the weather was absolutely amazing BB and I decided to head to Kentucky lake yesterday for some fun, but before we left Clarksville, I had one little request:

More Which Wich!

Hey, a girl’s gotta have her pre-workout fuel!

I was going to take Carly’s advice and order the Monte Cristo (ham, turkey, grape jelly, and powdered sugar…yeah, I know, so crazy I HAVE to try it), but I was having a MAD craving for crisp vegetables and this veggie-packed sandwich definitely hit the spot!

New favorite combo = avocado and hummus!

We took our sandwiches to go (BB ordered the turkey with spicy mustard, avocado, and veggies and a banana shake) so we didn’t waste any more daylight than necessary and off we went!

We had to wait a little bit at the rental place for the owner to meet us, but I didn’t really mind…fortunately I am very easily amused and found a pond behind the building with some ducks to keep my interest!

If only I had had some bread scraps…ahh, takes me back to the days of going to the park with my grandmother!

While walking around the pond, I found Sheldon!

And then…a few feet away, I found his little brother…


Buttttttt, believe it or not, just on the other side of the pond, I spotted an orphan…

A little bluebird with so much potential…I could just tell! 😉

So, I got in touch with my inner animal philanthropist and introduced the two!

And let me say, they took to each other rather quickly…just look at ’em snugglin’ 😉

For the record, I’m going with my inner optimistic frame of mind here and seeing a future of a tender-hearted mama duck raising the two to be lifelong pals!

Annnnnnnywho! Back to kayaking…

So, with a little help from Regina the Ranger (and a few securing straps) and made our way to the lake!

And then we got our feet wet!

Yeah, so this totally just gave me an excuse to wash my Five Fingers since they were still dusty from the Flat Iron Hike at Blend last month…yep, I’m THAT lazy!

We spent about 4 hours out on the water, rowing in and out of little bays…stopping to look at wildlife (and of course to let BB look for snakes)…and just floating along and listening to the quiet.

It was a great trip and hopefully something we will be able to do a least a few more times this summer before the weather gets too unbearably hot.

How did you enjoy the great outdoors this weekend?

Have you ever been kayaking?
I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve been…but I can say I was grateful not to have any encounters with a pack of angry sea lions! 😉

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