Chris has wanted to float the canal behind the houses across the street from ours since the beginning of summer with Cadence, but just hasn't had the time. Something seems to come up the times he has planned. I told him today to come home after work and take her. She has been wearing her swimsuit often the last couple of days. We borrowed a raft from our neighbors, the Gardners, and they launched down the river!
It is a calm little river. Usually, people tube it, but it is cold and I know that Cadence would have screamed and refused to get in the water after she touched it if they took tubes. The raft was perfect!
Unfortunately, Cadence got a bonk on her head while floating! There is a part where the canal splits into two canals and you have to get out and go around a headgate and get back in. Somehow, as Chris and Cadence were getting back in, a swing that swings across the river hit her in the head. She received her second goose egg this summer. It was a big bonk and is now a nice little bruise. I asked her if she had fun and she didn't really love it. I think it was a result of the bonk since that was fresh on her mind.