Friday, September 17, 2010

Christmas in September?

No, it hasn’t snowed, but it sure feels like it could in the mornings. Plus, I saw the first holiday gifts and decorations being put out in stores a few days ago. Outrageous!

It’s hard to believe that only a couple of weeks ago it was so hot out that we didn’t want to get out of the water.

One weekend Jim Ryan brought his sailboat up to Ticonderoga, so we went to Port Henry to try and sail on Lake Champlain. Actually the guys went sailing while I kayaked along the shore and had an Amtrak train pass me.Those tracks sure are close to the edge. I also went up a small creek as far as I could go and it was very picturesque.

While I was paddling around in the calm water, Dave and Jim were becalmed and had to be towed back to the launch ramp by a Good Samaritan boater. We were smart though, and had also brought our power boat, fully equipped with water skis, towable tube, and knee board, just in case the wind died.We even had a ‘dry’ run before we left the yard, so we were prepared for anything.

Ah, those were the days! It’s fun to look back on those hot summer days. Now the furnace has to run and blow hot air to keep us cozy for the next month. By then we will really be ready to head for points south.

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