Monday, July 18, 2011

Now that's more like it

A day trip to the river that went the way it was supposed to. I am feeling slightly guilty for all the extra pictures of Kuma but it was for all intensive purposes, his first real trip to the river since we had so many problems with the boat last week. And major kudos to Joe who worked 6 very full days this last week and still managed to have all the problems with the boat (including new tires for the trailer) fixed and ready to go for our Sunday trip. And now for the picture overload:

We arrived at our sandbar to find it already completely underwater. Here is Kuma checking it out:

And Jake doing the same:

Kuma would run until it got too deep, swim, turn around and then hop back to us while scooping water in his mouth. It was pretty entertaining to watch him navigate the waters:

Arriving at the cove, always our second stop:

Here he is chilling on the boat once we arrived at the cove:

But then he made a friend at the cove who ironically was a 4 year old chocolate lab named Jake. They had fun swimming after sticks together:

Jake using his life jacket to chill in the water:

Jadyn swimming the cove with the help of a flotation device:

Mommy taking a dip with the kids:

At a certain part of the day, the "cove" becomes THE place to be:

And that is when we head out in the boat in the opposite direction to more tranquil and desolate areas of the river:

A day at the river definitely wore out Kuma:

And Jadyn still has not outgrown her ability to fall asleep on the boat:

But for Jake, it's all about the windblown look of his hair at the end of the day. I love it:

It was exactly the kind of day we had hoped to have last week and hope to have more of before summer's end.


Karen said...

That looks like it was so much fun! I love going out on boats in the summer.

Kara said...

Fun, fun, fun. Kuma has gotten so big. Love the pictures! Makes me want a lab.

Stacey said...

Great pictures! That looks like a great day!

Carrie77 said...

Hahaha! Love the hair shot!

Angela said...

Puppy is growing like a weed!! Looks like a blast!

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