Saturday, August 31, 2013

"A Great Day" said Chapin Turkel

A warm, muggy forecast sent us to the Potomac at Harpers Ferry to spend the day on the river. While Jon set the shuttle, Chapin and Turi danced merrily at rivers edge!

Chapin gets into the mood as Jon tries his best to bury the kayak in whitewater.

In Harpers Ferry we parked the kayaks and walked into town for lunch and ice cream.  Here we are walking up a section of the Appalachian Trail (it goes through town)  to Jefferson's rock.  Jefferson allegedly once said the view (from just above where we are) was worth a trip across the Atlantic.

Chapin and Turi setting off after lunch.  This is the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, Harpers Ferry.  The large cliffs in the background left are Maryland, across the river to the right is Virginia, and we are standing in West Virginia.  

Jon and Chapin heading into the whitewater below Harpers Ferry.

Once we got through, Chapin said he got a mouthful of water.  I think this is where it happened!

Riding a wheelie!

And made it through!
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  1. Such an adventurous family! A rolling stone gathers no moss!

  2. Can you believe Jenny that we actually posted our adventure the same day. Trying trying. Smiles!