Saturday, May 22, 2010


The Mrs. and I just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.  As part of said celebration, we purchased his and her boats. The boats will allow us to spend more time together and enjoy the outdoors.  The Mrs. actually lived in a swamp for a while and got around by kayaking.  Now that we live on a farm, she tends to yearn for her days of yore, when she traveled on the water.  We purchased her a nice recreational kayak, and we purchased a small barge for me... I needed a something a little larger and more stable and kayaks actually have weight capacities.

We loaded everything up this morning and drove to Big Fat Lake for a little fun.

We left the boat launch and paddled out into the lake.  We soon came accross a small island.

As we paddled around the island, we saw lots of geese and even a belted kingfisher.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to paddle a barge and take pictures at the same time.

As we continued on, we explored lots of little inlets.

After a few hours of paddling, I was in danger of running aground, so we made our way back to the boat launch.

It was a lovely day to be out on the water and a wonderful way to spend time with the Mrs.

Friday, May 14, 2010


A good story about a friend of a friend:

Sonntag's Great Adventure from Richard Olsenius on Vimeo.

Thanks to Jean for sending this to me.