Weekend Adventurer

September 15, 2013

This weekend was full of adventure…as it seems so many of our weekends have been as of late.

On Friday Night, we went to Hovey Lake and met up with a group from our Adventure Club. Yes, that’s right. Somehow, I’ve become probably the least adventurous member of the Evansville Adventure Club. Mostly I joined because I like kayaking and the occasional bike adventure and I was tired of being Jason’s +1 on every trip.

We kayaked Hovey Lake in the dark.

Photo Credit: Chris Norrick

Photo Credit: Chris Norrick

Hovey Lake in the daytime is probably really pretty. We caught a glimpse of it while there was still some daylight, but for the most part, our evening was lit by the waxing gibbous moon and our head lamps. And a lantern that Jason left onshore at the dock so we could find our way back to shore. Of course, before we came back to shore, some jerkface came along and stole our lantern. Luckily some in the club have better navigation skills than yours truly or it’s likely we’d have been in Hovey Lake until dawn’s early light.

Hovey Lake at night is creepy. There are cypress trees growing all over the lake (in the water). There are also cypress tree stumps that one’s kayak will roll right over before one realizes she’s about to hit them. Asian Carp jumped around our boats (over our boats, near our boats, but thankfully never in our boats) and created excitement.

It was fun. And I love kayaking, so I sucked it up and braved the creepiness.

Around 11:00 on Friday night, we were home, unloading the boats and Jeff and Stefanie arrived at our house. They came to help with Mom’s yard sale yesterday morning and to participate in the Riverbend Academy Art On The Ohio 5K. This is a race that I helped organize. I served as the Volunteer coordinator.

Stefanie and Jeff running through the Pink station.

Stefanie and Jeff running through the Pink station.

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Photo Credit: Gisele Purdy

Color 5Ks or Color Runs are fun because as you run the race course, volunteers squeeze and throw color on the runners. You start the race in white. You end the race in rainbow. Obviously this is not only fun for the participants, but it’s fun to volunteer for anything that involves attacking strangers for a good cause.

Here is a picture of the committee that coordinated this race. I only really knew Abbie (far left) before we started meeting several months ago, but the rest of these people (Megan, AJ, Steve, Karrie and Tiffany) have become friends as well.

Photo Credit: Matt Mortis/Abbie Grove

Photo Credit: Matt Mortis/Abbie Grove

Jason’s business sponsored the Yellow station, so he had a group of people working with him to apply yellow powder to race participants.

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The Color Throw Countdown after the race

The Color Throw Countdown after the race

Last night, it was time to sit by a fire in our backyard fire pit with family and friends. This morning, we worshiped together and I taught children’s Sunday School–a true adventure if there ever was one. Jason spent the day fixing every little problem in the house (with a little electrical help from Jeff before he and Stefanie left to head north), for which I am grateful.

How was your weekend?