Two weeks ago the weather was so warm and the day so beautiful that I looked at the calendar, cancelled the rest of the afternoon and took the kids out on the water. David and Laura had never been.
Rachel and Andrew got the double kayak.
You can see how gorgeous the sky was and the leaves were just towards the end. The temperature was amazing -- upper 60's.
We headed around a bend toward the yacht club to check out "Terrapin Station" -- a tiny little island in the middle of the inlet.
Everyone wanted to get out and "explore". The water level of the reservoir was so low that it made landing very easy.
Here I am in the back of the canoe having the time of my life!
And when we headed back out of the inlet this is the scene that greeted us. I couldn't get enough of it!!!
We pulled in to the little peninsula for dinner.
This is super happy me -- having a real adventure with the kids, surrounded by beauty!
We even had a blimp fly over!
The sunset got even more magical as the younger boys took the canoe out for a little paddle on their own.
I think everyone was feeling giddy with happiness!
Just look at that sunset!!!
So that was our last big fall adventure. It was marvelous!!! The next day I went to my mom's for my scheduled painting lesson and I knew exactly what I wanted to paint!!
So far, November continues to be mild! My summer flower pot is still blooming by the front door despite several frosts. Today it was around 60. But I think the fun on the lake is gone until next year.