Sue and I spent Saturday enjoying a beautiful day on the river for RiverFest 2012. You've couldn't have drawn up a more perfect day for kayaking.
We were 2 of about 200 kayaks that launched up river in Harding.
This kayaker has a doll straddling a "high-powered" gun on the front of his boat.
Sue said "Hey, I like your Barbie!".
"It's NOT a Barbie!", the guy screamed back.
Sue and our friend Donna with an awesome view of the Endless Mountains.
My view as we approached the Coxton Railroad bridge.
Lunch break in West Pittston directly across the river from Coopers. After paddling for 2 hours, my peanut butter sandwich was one of the best tasting ever!
Just up river from the 8th Street Bridge we came across a reminder of September's flood.
Another shot of the house that was carried down river during the flood. It's still hard to believe the river could have been this high and so powerful. Most of the day we could touch bottom with our paddles.
That's Sue directly underneath the Cross Valley in Wilkes-Barre.
4 hours since we launched...the Luzerne County Courthouse and Pierce Street bridge.
This is the 3rd year we've paddled the river during RiverFest. If you've never gone, you've GOT TO TRY THIS. You will get a new appreciation of the river, from the inside out. And the mountainous view is simply breathtaking.
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