Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wow! What a difference a week makes!

Last week in Nebraska today the temperature got up into the upper 60's (I did hear 70 degrees on one news report) and it was beautiful.  So beautiful this is what my husband John and I did with some friends.

Yep.  We went kayaking in Nebraska!!  We will not be able to say that every year but we could say that this year!!

As we started out, the water was wonderful and we were just cruising along....until we came around one bend about half way through our trip and we encountered ice chunks.  The weather was so warm that the ice that had formed along the edge started to break off and flow into the current.  We encountered an ice jam and waited about 30 minutes and it broke up so we continued on our way but caught up to the ice.

We all said that we were glad we had strong, sturdy kayak that could take the ice "bumping" against our sides.  It was also hard to get our paddles into the water without just hitting ice!  This was an adventure that we can check off of our bucket list!  Kayaking in January!

Like I said it was a beautiful January Sunday afternoon and today, one week later it is cold, cloudy, sprinkles and now as I look out the window - it is starting to snow!!!!  What a difference from last week!!

Hope your week is a good one!

Gail S.


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I know! No wonder so many kids are sick! 60 one day and 20 another every other day does not help. Glad you got to go have some fun in Jan.

Patty Bennett said...

Wow!!! great pix!!