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Carter’s First Time Swimming

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We had the opportunity to take Carter to the Pool and the Beach for the first time over Memorial day weekend. I think Carter really enjoyed the water. You can see the photo gallery here. Or, just look at the videos!
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Moonlight Paddle

On Saturday night, underneath the full moon, the Kayak club organized a paddle around the small lake. What was really nice is that we got to use a 2 person kayak so Kathy could join and did not have to worry about straining herself. It was a very unique and fun experience that we are both glad we could share. Not to mention that Eric and Pearson made some great glow-in-the-dark T-shirts to commemorate the event. It was very memorable and a ton of fun. Obviously getting good pictures is difficult but here are a couple.


We have been lucky the flooding of the Mississipi has not affected us at all. On the otherhand, my commute takes me through the floodplain where I see underwater sports fields and a boat/RV storage center. Just as I was driving by there on Wednesday NPR announced an urgent need for volunteer sandbaggers in the area. Unfortunately, it took me over 1/2 hour to find the information on how to volunteer. On the plus side, I spent my evening helping with some other very nice people.