Canoeing on Black Creek
The weather is still warm in Mississippi and therefore it is perfect weather to do things a lot of outdoor activities such as canoe, camp, and hike. As much as I wanted to go camping, Bri and I just opted out for canoeing instead. I have not had the opportunity to canoe in quite a few years, so this was a nice change of pace. I was ecstatic and ready by 9 a.m. to leave, although we did not end up leaving till round 12ish. It wasn't really a planned event either. I woke up and just knew exactly what I wanted to do Sunday. To bring the dogs was a serious debate though. One of the dogs gets overly excited and therefore a little hard to handle, but surprising he was well behaved the majority of the trip (The car ride is another story). I really wanted to bring the dogs some place where they can just let loose instead of being restricted by leashes and fences. At first they were a little weary of the boat, but once they got into the rhythm of things, they absolutely loved it. We saw all kinds of turtles, including the one we moved off the road in fear it would get hit by a car. We also numerous birds such as blue jays, red herrings, red headed woodpeckers, cardinals, and a rather large bird with a red chest. Whenever we were beached on a sand bar, a deer just came out of nowhere and of course I didn't have my camera! It ran away as soon as it saw us though so I don't imagine me getting a picture anyway. Overall it was a lot of fun. I hope it will not be another few years until I go again.