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Afternoon at the Lake, Part 1

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Last week I spent a gorgeous afternoon at the lake with some friends.
We had a grand time on the water with our feet kicked back, sunbathing, and catching up…

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

And kayaking! :)
Besides our honeymoon, I hadn’t been kayaking since my days at summer camp!

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

We packed a picnic lunch and spent the afternoon out on the water, soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Check out the bag of Doritos strapped to the back…
We weren’t taking any chances when it came to the snacks! :D

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Kayaking was an absolute blast,
and talk about an awesome core workout.

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Although it was a lot more relaxing than I thought it’d be… ;)

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

I was surprised it didn’t feel like a “workout” – I thought paddling would be hard or something.
Cause let me just put this out there –  I have zero upper body strength.
I can barely lift a gallon of milk.
But the next day, my abs felt super ripped.


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I would’ve never guessed we kayaked for over 4 miles!
Good thing we had the GPS to track our path.  :)

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

This is definitely the way to check email / Twitter / Facebook… :)

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Snapped a pic of my view…
It was a fantastic day to be outside.

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

This pretty much captures our afternoon…
But, uh, I don’t know about that face… the sun must’ve been bright or something!

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

This is Andy… He’s the photographer behind all the awesome pics up there. Thanks, Andy! :)
He brought his Canon 5D and 200mm f/2.8L lens along for the trip.
Loved that lens!

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We had so much fun, we decided to go again the next day! :)
Keep an eye out for those pics – I’ll post them first thing tomorrow! :)
But I’ll give you a sneak peek…

We brought the dogs along for the ride! :)

Kayaking on Flint Creek @ Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge & on the Flint River, Huntsville Alabama

Oh, Howie!

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See you tomorrow! :)
P.S. Sorry for posting a picture of my feet so early on a Monday morning. :D