Family Paddle

 

My brothers and I took our kids on a family paddle. The pictures say it all. It’s one of those experiences that makes you just stop and say, Thank You. Life’s good.

It started with the family campout in a remote corner of Alligator Hall.

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, Campout, Lifestyle, Family

 

some cousins were more creative than others on sleeping arrangements…

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

Reveille came early…and little kids love nothing better than to wake older cousins…

 

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

Suffice to say, we had to calm him down with a good breakfast…

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

Some good company…

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

And a promise that he wouldn’t get the kayak that we’d just pulled out of the barn…

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

Black widow, anyone?

 

Getting everyone out and situated was a trick and a half.

 

Everyone laughed at old Mom, here when she said we’d be able to get the canoe out here without a trailer…no problem!

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

It was the hit of the morning as we got organized for the trip.

Who needs water, anyway?

 

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I do…so off we went.

 

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Heaven!

 

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The cost of the new tent: $150. New paddles: $35. What it would have cost me if the canoe had fallen out of the truck: $500 plus.  Breakfast: $too much with all those teenage boys…

The experience: priceless.  Lets do it again tomorrow.

 

Alligator Hall, Sarah Sanford, campout, Lifestyle, family, paddle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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