Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Caution: Pictures Ahead

  We're just back from a mini-vacation: A day of hiking, one night camping, an afternoon of canoeing. It was a refreshing trip, despite the fact that the cheapo air mattress that Karl's parents bought completely deflated after an hour and we ended up on the ground.
Here's what we did:
We hiked at Natural Bridge State Park,

We saw some wildlife. Katrina thought these 2 centipedes were earthworms. Karl's size 11's for size reference!

Karl pretended to be a monkey.
We hiked all the way to the top of the bluff to see the "smelting house"

Then we hiked all the way back down and around to see the shot tunnel.

We enjoyed a delicious campfire-cooked dinner.
The next day, we went canoeing. Katrina wanted to paddle, so I go to relax for about 2/3 of the trip!

When canoeing on the Wisconsin River, you are required to stop on at least one sandbar. Karl and Katrina decided to walk over to the next one.

No Karl, don't do it! You've go so much to live for!

Oh, right. It's only ankle deep right here.
See the bits of white in the center? It's Katrina's proudest moment of the weekend! She got to pee in the bushes!

We're almost there! Just past the railroad bridge is our landing. Note the ziploc bag for camera protection. Little did we know the bag had a hole! Camera survived, luckily!
The view of the very same shot tower we visited the day before, only from the other side. Just to the left of center.
We really forgot how much we like canoeing. Hopefully, next year, we'll do an overnight trip with the same company, on the same river, with more sandbars, and more sunshine (although we really didn't mind the rain - we were already wet!)

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