Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Row Your Boat

Wow! What a great way to kick off our new club! Canoeing on the Chestatee River in beautiful Dahlonega. Shout out to the guys at Appalachian Outfitters for making our trip so easy and wonderful!

Thirty-one of us hit the water moving at speeds we did not think possible for a canoe! The kids were all so excited that they rowed like no tomorrow, well maybe the parents did at the urging of the children. We took 12 canoes out for a 3 hour journey around a very beautiful part of the river.  At the half-way point we took a break for lunch and a swim. One of the high-lights was watching the pure joy the children had as they let the current carry them in the water. The giggle factor was way up!

We did actually take the time to enjoy the natural beauty that the Lord created. Each boat saw amazing things as they floated along, giant bird nests, sweeping tree limbs, turtles galore, fish and yes even a snake or two! The water was a bit shallow but that allowed us to view some interesting things on the river bottom; rocks of all shapes, glistening minerals, sunken tree branches and even a tire!
As the journey came to a close, we gathered around and talked about all the things we saw that God had made. We worship His greatness, awesomeness, and wonder of His creation.

Ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the air and they will tell you, or speak to the earth and it will teach you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful trip!!! We had a blast! Thanks so much for organizing. Perfect scripture for the day!