Sunday, September 17, 2006

Birthday Adventures Part 1: The Kayak of Doom

So Amanda had the bestest idea ever for my birthday (for those of you who may have forgotten, I will still accept gifts through Sept. 15th 2007) we went kayaking! Now I know what your thinking, Luke in a kayak?!! [at this point Cristie slaps her knee and laughs so hard she whistles.] Well, first of all, the Charles river is as sedentary as I am. There is no discernible motion and if you don't paddle you pretty much hold still in the water. Second, I rocked! I'm semi-pro already. The real difficulty was that we took a two-person kayak which meant that we had to try to coordinate our paddling...bad idea. We would invariabley start to head either right or left instead of going straight at which time Amanda's reaction was to paddle faster and mine was to complain loudly and insist that we stop paddling long enough to think. This resulted in us running into some tree branches that were hanging over one side of the river. By the end we learned to coordinate by my shouting left right left right, and then when we veered left I say left - left at which point Amanda would start vigorously paddling right. It was a lot o' fun.

Shortly after I steered us into the trees, we noticed this blue dinosaur sitting on another tree over the river. I said "Amanda, look a dinosaur!" Apparently I've cried dinosaur a few too many times in the past because Amanda didn't believe me, but there it was a dinosaur (which Amanda insists was actually a Heron).

P.S. Yes I'm wearing shorts, but don't tell anyone.


mamma cristie said...

That was dang funny Luke and yes I did slap my knee!!! I love your shorts..such a fashion statement.. we all think it was a dinosaur too!!!love cristie, bob and eric

Jill said...

LOL! Yes about the shorts and the dinosaur. I'm glad you had a magical birthday.