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Cooper on the water and hiking with family (lots of pics)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cooper did very well on his maiden voyage in my kayak. He tolerated the life jacket fairly well, and only fell in the water once. Guess he won't try that stunt again! So here goes with the pictures.

Here is Cooper with my oldest niece, Tigan, who was visiting and went kayaking with us.

This was Cooper's favorite position in the boat... until he fell in, then he had to sit right in my lap.

More of the adorable pooch peering out of the cockpit of my kayak.

And then he thought he would try and get fancy. He got all the way out to the end of the kayak... and fell right into the water. Good thing I had his leash hooked to my wrist and he was wearing his PFD. Still, not a happy puppy at that point.

Then today both of my brothers and my oldest niece and I went out hiking to Arkwright Falls near my parents' house. It only took us about an hour and a half to hike down into the gorge, hike up the creek bed, play around at the falls (Tigan went in the water. She is a braver soul than me!), and hike back out again. It was really nice though. There were a lot of butterflies along the banks of the creek, and the water was invigorating when we had to walk in it.

I'm the one in pink, and Tigan is in the yellow and blue.

Tigan, sitting in front of the lower falls.

Me, Tigan, and my brother, Jonathan, standing in front of the upper falls.

me, Tigan, and my brother, Jeremy, standing by the falls.

So there you have it! That is what I did with myself this weekend. Well, that and dog walks and a little St at home, as well as meals with the family. I made lunch for everybody yesterday at my parents' house, then had Jeremy and Tigan over for lunch today. Since I was cooking I was able to choose what we ate, and I kept it healthy. We had fish and veggies on Saturday, and chicken and veggies today. I have been realizing lately that I sure do eat a lot of fruits and veggies these days. How wonderful is that?! I hope everyone else had a great weekend as well!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHY4ME 5/21/2013 7:43PM

    Awesome hike and great pics. Neat my sister in law has a son Jonathon and one Jeremy, but they have a brother Craig also. no girls. lol

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PEPPYPATTI 5/20/2013 4:50PM

    Thank you for sharing your adventures with us! I just love the pics!
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FARRAH511 5/20/2013 4:01PM


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    Great pix - looks like Coop will be sailing the friendly streams this summer. Have you seen the pix of dogs in PFD surfing? Cowabunga!

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4ANEWME2DAY 5/20/2013 12:45PM

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FORMYDARLINGS 5/20/2013 5:09AM


Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. You look so amazing. I can't wait to look at a picture of myself and realize I am a normal sized person. You must feel so proud and happy. That looks like a beautiful hiking spot. I would love to have seen Cooper riding in your boat with you. He is a handsome pup.


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BONNIEMARGAY 5/20/2013 3:59AM

    What a wonderful adventure!

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INCREDIBLYME 5/20/2013 3:18AM

    great photos- Captain Cooper will be a pro boatsman by the end of summer and not a wet whisker to show for it. your time at the falls looks spectacular- what a wonderful way to spend time with family

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LEHIA13 5/20/2013 1:14AM

    what a beautiful place.

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GOING-STRONG 5/19/2013 10:37PM

    Thanks for sharing your fun day!


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BAKER1009 5/19/2013 10:21PM

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like a good time was had by all.

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BRAVELUTE 5/19/2013 10:10PM

    Good job on turning yourself (and the family) on to fruits and veggies!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 5/19/2013 9:39PM


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 5/19/2013 9:22PM

    Looks great!

I've heard of people mounting outdoor carpet or something grippy on the deck of their boats to help dogs hold on and balance up there using their toenails...

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COCK-ROBIN 5/19/2013 9:15PM


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LAILA07 5/19/2013 8:00PM

    emoticon photos. Look like fun was had by all!

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THINAGIN2 5/19/2013 7:13PM

    I enjoyed the pictures of your nice weekend outing! Looks like you had a great time with the family and your puppy.

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DARLY55 5/19/2013 7:09PM

    It looks like you had a great time. And you look healthy and fit!

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_LINDA 5/19/2013 6:59PM

    So poor Cooper isn't a water pup :P Glad he could still enjoy the ride after his dunking! Absolutely wonderful photos -looks like a gorgeous place to kayak & hike :))
People are just getting out on the water here, wouldn't want to be dunking though unless you like glacier water ;) Still snow run off in places.
Way to go on the food! Keep up the great work!!

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DEE1221 5/19/2013 6:52PM

    Looks like you had so much fun!! Just beautiful! Looking Great Too!!

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KARIDIAN1 5/19/2013 6:39PM

    Great pics and you are looking fantastic! What a fun outing for all.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/19/2013 6:06PM

    Looks like an amazing weekend. So much fun!

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3G1RLS4ME 5/19/2013 6:06PM

    Fun can't wait to have those kind of adventures again

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