Calder and I joined our friends for a repeat of last year's Willamette River float. 3 days/2 nights on the river floating leisurely through geography that is very familiar to us as it's right outside our door.
The float began with a little rain, but quickly drifted into sunny skies and we dried out and were never cold or uncomfortable.
Our sweet umbrellas were perfect for the sun and sent smiles to all who passed us by.
River island camping was so peaceful. The kids were free to roam and made their own fun. The big kids were masters of the campfire, sweet with the little ones, and great together. I love this trip as a transition from summer to school.
The perspective shift of seeing your world from the water, looking up at the night sky from your island just a few miles from home, is so refreshing. I really love the different view. Calder does this trip so easily, it must feel really good to him too. I'm already looking forward to next year.