In mid-August 2013, we took a canoe trip down the river. It was supposed to be a couple of hours. Chessie enjoyed swimming down the river, but there was absolutely NO current so it was really slow going for us. There was lots of wildlife, pelicans, deer, moose, and even baby bald eagles, but we ended up having to have Nick and Jamie save us well after dark because we couldn’t make it to our takeout point. Sweet little Brooks was not pleased with her grandpa for putting her grandma in danger. At one point I dropped my camera in the river and destroyed not only the camera but my most expensive zoom lens. These were the last photos taken with that camera.