Sunday, July 8, 2007

How Lucky Were We?

Was it just a coincidence that on the luckiest day in years we had the opportunity to go boating on the Mississippi? And, with Rochester topping at a sultry 91 degrees, we were indeed lucky to spend our day cooling off in the water.

Oh, and did I mention how much I adore my good friend Kate and her husband Matt? They have 3 kids the same ages as ours, and even though together our families look like we're running a daycare, we always have an awesome time. Yeah, they totally rock.

Annika was not quite as thrilled with the "bumps" and speed as the other kids, but she remained a trooper throughout the 9-hour excursion.

She did enjoy the two beaches we visited and managed to find Sally, a large caterpillar that she ended up bringing home.

One of the highlights of our trip was traveling through one of the locks on the Mississippi. This one was located in Alma, Wisconsin.

Of all of the kids, Alex seemed to enjoy boating the most. He definitely has his sea legs.

Owen preferred to drive.

Here's one of the many large vessels we saw traveling on the river. We also saw no less that 10 trains traveling along the banks -- the boys were in Heaven! And I have to admit, I was too.