Today's swamp adventure looked to be a totally different adventure than the air-boat tour we had the day before.
Totally, except for the stress we endured on the travels to the venue. Like the day before, we gave ourselves plenty of time. And like the day before, the directions we got from the boat company were anything but clear.
Actually they were quite clear and specific, just totally inaccurate. Had we not had the GPS on our smart-phones we would have been completely lost. As it was we were only mostly lost.
Eventually we found the group and after a little more confusion, we were in our kayaks and canoes and on the water.
In spite of the slapping and splashing of a bunch of newbie paddlers, the waterways were remarkably quiet and peaceful.
Skye and I were teamed up in a double kayak and often the lead kayak which was really nice, giving us many unobstructed views.
Skye Makes My Father's Day
This year felt very different than Father's Days in the past in a couple of ways. Before my focus as a father was to provide for her, whether that meant financially, being there emotionally, education, etc and to a certain extent leading by example.
As she's gotten older the impact of my example has grown, to the point where I've had to really examine who I am and what I do. So on top of the pride and joy I get from having her in my life, she's been a huge part of my becoming a better person.
And while I've always been proud of her, the person she has grown into and the way she has handled herself in these adventurous but often incredibly stressful times has been an inspiration to me.
Several years ago, before we had any idea that we would become semi-nomadic, Skye and I took a "once-in-a-lifetime" road-trip across the United States. We had an incredible journey.
Since that time, we have made that trip several more times and are looking to do it again in a few weeks. She is an amazing traveling companion.
What a wonderful day the three of us had.
The three of us, living in a hotel for months on end, not knowing where we're going to end up has been pretty stressful at times, but has certainly made us stronger as a family. I wouldn't say it's been a trial by fire, by any stretch because for the most part we've been having an amazing experience.
It was great being a father on this Father's Day.
Thank you Cindy and Skye.