6.08.2014

#CanoeCruisin2014


In attempt to get this post done before the Miss USA pageant comes on, this post is going to be a little photo heavy and a little word stingy. Truly I don't think I have been this excited about a televised event since last weeks CMT Music Awards. 

This weekend was our 5th annual canoe trip with 50 of our closest friends. We like to keep things small and quaint around here. I was a tiny bit nervous that having 50 of us paddle down the river together was going to get what you may call, "a little out of control" however with the exception of a few of us, we pulled through and came out both strong and walking. Something that none of us did last year. We departed around 2 pm and made it off the water close to 6. The best part about canoeing alongside 20 some other canoes is that: 

1. You are warned ahead of time by the canoe in front of you that there is a swan up ahead that most definitely wants to eat every one of our heads off. Obviously you allow them to proceed first to see if this is true.
picture taken while we were waiting to see if our friends were killed by the swans

2. If your canoe gets stuck on a log you have somebody readily available to push you through. 


3. The water is always warm as there are enough bodies peeing to keep the entire lake/river heated.

4. You can use your life saving jackets to tie up all of the canoes together meaning nobody has to paddle for 3 1/2 hours out of the 4 hour canoe trip. 


5. You never run out of beer because the canoe next to you packed 100 Coors Lights into their cooler. I should rephrase--you wouldn't run out of beer if the canoe next to you that packed 100 beers didn't tip over and have a floating yard sale. 


6. Nothing surrounding you is normal.


7. You all have matching sunglasses to wear. 


8. You end, you are alive, and you have friends and cake to celebrate with. 


If I could leave you with one last piece of advice it would be this--Plan a canoe trip with your friends. It will be one of the most fun days of your Summer, I guarantee you that. Even he thinks so. 

                   

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Erin!
    Looks like so much fun! My family organizes a canoe trip every year and this year we celebrated the 15th annual canoe trip! All your pictures looked too familiar, like the beer floating around, or the floating yard sale as you called it lol. Fun times for sure!

    Happy Sunday
    Rosy @ A Joyful Kind of Life

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  2. These photos are awesome. I took a canoe trip in middle school with the National Honor Society. I have a feeling it would be a little different now. ;)

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I may not be able to plan a canoe trip, but a floating day at the lake most definitely could be planned and is making it on my summer bucket list!

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  4. oh my gosh- this sounds like the best idea ever!!!! Perhaps the Coors guy should hand out like 5 per boat... that way if there are any emergencies you're still good. (Clearly the loss of the beer upset me. Just tryin' to help a lady out.)

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  5. so i just pulled michael in here and said "we have to do this". I remember reading about this last year. It's just too awesome

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  6. Oh that looks like so much fun! I'm super jealous. I don't even think I know 50 people, lol.

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  7. OMG at those coolers in the water!

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  8. Ahhhh this looks like so much fun! Happy to hear your survived the swans. ;)

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  9. This is an AMAZING idea! How fun!

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  10. Gahh this looks SO fun! I'm always thinking of ways to get friends together and having fun, but I think this one takes the cake!

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  11. The photo with you and your girls with the horse head photo bomber in the back cracked me up!!! This always looks like SO much fun. We kayak regularly but never in a group this big - we're trying to change that this year and I will have to purchase some koozies to commemorate it! I always look forward to this post, thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. Erin, where did you guys do this at? Used to do this when I lived back in Oklahoma.. In Chicago now. thanks!

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  13. Wow how fun!! I never would've thought to do something like this, but it looks like such a blast! I love it! xo

    LIFE AS A WIFE

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  14. I want to come on this canoe trip next year!! It looks like so much fun!!

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  15. That looks like a blast! You all look like such a fun group to do this with!!

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  16. Ha this looks amazing.. We do the same thing here but just float with rafts sans canoes! Always a good shit show!

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  17. what a fun trip! I've never done that before, but perhaps I need your friends to go with!

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  18. That looks so fun!!!! Glad you had a great time and everyone made it alive!

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  19. first of all, this looks like a blast; however my real reason for this comment is to ask you a question. I remember a longggggggg time ago you mentioned something about business cards. Where did you get those made? I'm looking into some as I'm noticing I need them!

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  20. This sounds like an amazing trip!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  21. Oh my gosh that looks like the most fun ever!! I would love to start something like that with my friends!

    Leslie
    www.withloveleslie.com

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  22. Agree 100% with your recommendation to canoe every year with your friends! We are coming up on our 14th annual canoe/camping trip! Since we have all of our camping gear in the canoe, it's A LOT harder to tip :) Cheers!

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  23. I love anything having to do with being on the water! We tube around here, but canoeing is a classic. I want to go back to Peace River where you canoe to your campsite. Good times.

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  24. That trip looks like so much fun!!

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  25. This looks like so much fun!! Love this idea- I'm totally gunna pitch it to the hubs ;p

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