Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Recap!

This past weekend we ventured north a little ways to float the Buffalo River. We left Friday after I left work and picked up a few misc. things and headed to Silver Hills, Arkansas.

We were the last of the family members to arrive - there were 7 of us total. We stayed up late talking (and a few of us drinking) on the front porch of the cabin - watching (and screaming) as the bat(s) flew by.

The next morning, we headed out to the Buffalo River Outfitters to get on a school bus that dropped us off at the river with our canoes. We had 4 canoes total. Out of those 4 canoes, only our canoe tipped over the entire trip! We were right off of the launching site and I had just gotten seated when the hubs attempts to get in and tips our canoe over! I went in the river, while he managed to somehow not fall in! Figures, right?

Anyways, we did the 6 mile canoe float and had a great time! We packed sandwiches and had lunch out on the river. We swam about every 15 minutes and we kept slathering on the sunscreen. I managed to escape the 6ish hours without getting sunburned! Woohoo! While out there we also ran into a few coworkers celebrating a 30th birthday and a few relatives that we had no idea was out there!

We then went back to the cabin, showered, and began grilling out hamburgers and hotdogs! The food was great! I must've been tired, because after eating, I passed out on the couch and slept until the next morning!

We all headed back to our homes the next morning. We had a great time, but I was glad to sleep in our own bed last night!!

After getting home, I did 5 loads of laundry, went grocery shopping, went to Home Depot, and then we grilled out some hot dogs and ate chips and dip! Btw, I made homemade Guacamole dip - it's to die for! YUM!!

Today marks day one of the Half Marathon training! I'm up for 2 miles after work! Sounds easy peasy except that the high today is 102!!!!!


Middle Name Marie said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I was in Arkansas too this weekend--I had no idea it was such a pretty state!

Tricia said...

sounds fun. have a great week!

arsenalfamily said...

So fun! I am in awe that you didn't get sunburned! I've missed running so much, so I'm now waking up at 6 to run since it is WAY too hot in the afternoon. Mix 100 degrees with sun is just asking for trouble. Stay safe while you run!

Lorrie said...

Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Makes me want to go float the Buffalo again!

Marlene said...

That sounds like such a fun weekend... except for the tip!

Good luck with your HM training.

lindsay said...

river floating! so fun :) you need to find a way to get hubs back....