Sunday, November 27, 2011
Cool quick Thanksgiving paddle on beautiful Creve Coeur Lake, St. Louis County, MO.
This trip was not my first choice for the day. I had set out a few hours earlier to go to Horseshoe Lake, IL. I thought it would be cool to paddle and see the St. Louis skyline on a kayak again. Note to self: It is duck season and the lake is closed to duck hunters. So I left there and drove up towards Alton. I figured I would paddle the Mississippi River area on the Missouri side. Note to self: It is duck season.....areas are closed and people are duck hunting.
So out of frustration and heading towards my house, I was debating not even getting in the water. However, I figured that to be a self-defeating attitude, and very "counter productive" to the kayak "lifestyle" so I stopped at Creve Coeur Lake.
What an incredible paddle! Almost the minute I hit the water, the sun came out, it warmed up a tad, and the paddle was on. Was not my first choice.....sometimes you have to be grateful for the trip that you got :)