Today, my niece and I rented a paddle boat on Tempe Town Lake. It was a little warm, but still fun. This is not us, but it's the same type of boat. We let someone talk us into not putting up the sun shade. That was probably not a good idea.
This is the pedals. It wasn't too hard, but I think I seriously prefer the Kayaks.
What suprized me, was how much bird life we saw, just on our little hour trip. There were a whole colony of these nest under the old bridge. I'm not sure, some kind of swallow? Isn't there something called a mud dauber?
We saw about 8 of these big cranes/herons. Maybe blue herons. They were really big birds. At least 5 feet tall. It was pretty cool to see them and to see so many of them.
There were a lot of these black birds, that kind of swim under water. Coots? We got to see this one catch a fish and eat it.
Momma duck out with her adorable 10 baby ducklings.
There were this crowd of coots with one white egret in the middle.
Flags flying and jets landing.
Keegan and I.
The light rail made regular trips across tghe lake.
And the herons even hung out on the bridge. Fun time! They rent a variety of boats. I think it would be fun to rent one of the bigger electric boats with a shade and have a picnic on the lake with friends!
One of my good friends just started a blog and I didn't really get it. I have kept a journal for years and was not sure that a more "public" journal was something that held any interest for me. I have found, however, that I have enjoyed reading her posts and commenting on them. I have started reading other blogs and am finally coming "up to speed" and seeing some value in the process of sharing thoughts in a way that is unique from both conversation and journaling but somehow a combination of both. Welcome to my blog!