Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Evening Canoe!

Last night Phoebe and I braved the rain to go on an evening canoe trip on the Columbia Slough. It was supposed to be the whole family, as we had all signed up for this trip weeks ago, but it was in the 40's and raining pretty hard and Todd whimped out. Then Finn decided he wanted to stay home with dad. Luckily, Phoebe had been talking about going on a boat ride all day long, and had no perception of how wet and cold it was out, so she was happy to go on a mama-adventure.
We actually lucked out and it completely stopped raining for the first half of our canoe ride. It started up again about midway through, but the rain was light and bearable. We saw tons of swallows dive-bombing the water's surface for bugs, 2 nutria, and several other birds. It was amazing to be out on the water, especially in the evening.. it made me wish I had my own canoe.... one day.

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  1. i didn't know y'all had nutria! the trip sounds fun and i figured it always rained there so it shouldn't put a damper on things.

  2. How fun!! I bet it was kinda nice to have a mama and daughter date :)

  3. A mother daughter outing sounds delightful! Glad you went!