Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our first family boating trip

It's hard to believe, but this is the very first time all four of us have been in a boat together.  Darren resisted as long as he could, but after spending our 15th anniversary in the Emergency Department at the Regina General with his gallbladder, he was eager to make up for a bad anniversary.  The timing was right, as he had a new lease on life now that he was feeling better.  So when he asked what I wanted for our anniversary, I said "For you to go boating with us".  In his weakened, doped up state, he agreed, and I held him to that promise.  Darren had a few experiences on boats before, but none of them really went well, at least until last weekend.
We spent several hours last Saturday out on Boundary Dam in over 30 degree temperatures with my brother, his girlfriend, and my beautiful little niece, Ciara.  We boated, tubed and spent a long time just hanging out in the lake.  I couldn't think of another place I would have rather been at that moment, it was wonderful.  Not only did Darren seem to be feeling pretty comfortable on the lake, he actually admitted to enjoying himself!  He even talked about going out again....and teased us with comments about buying a boat (as long as it doesn't sit on the grass in the ditch like the last one - a story for another day).
Thanks for all your contributions to our great day Travis and Crystal!

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