Friday, March 12, 2010

Birthday Plans

I want to be in a canoe on my birthday, paddling on a lake or river somewhere. That's all I really want right now. All this warm weather has me thinking that the end of April will be fine for hitting the water, or at least floating on the surface in a canoe.

I have a few options, and I don't yet know which one I'll choose. I can go to the Huron River, less than an hour's drive away, and paddle for a few hours. I could go to the Au Sable or Rifle Rivers, 3 hours' drive away, and be a little more remote. Or I could go all the way to Algonquin Park, meet a bunch of AlgonquinAdventures people, and drive 8 hours each way. What to do? What to do? What to do, as long as it's in a canoe!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Farewell, Bucephalus

I haven't posted in a while. There were no interesting outdoor adventures to write about, and I needed time to deal with the loss of my jeep. I hit some "black ice" on the way to work March 24th, and collided with two other vehicles. The jeep sustained too much damage to be repaired and driven again, so it was sold to a junkyard. That trusty carriage transported my wife and I to many adventures and back, both in Michigan and Canada. While my Dad has generously passed along his car for my use, I do hope to someday replace the departed Jeep Cherokee with a fitting replacement.

Enough lamenting. There are still a few weeks of rabbit season left around here, and I plan on getting out at least one more time. I'll be sure to post details when that all comes together.