Active Episcopalian. Texan via Idaho. Usually Democratic. Music lover. Red Sox fan. Dartmouth alum. Online organizer, formerly with the DNC/OFA and the Sierra Club. Views my own. Find me on Twitter: @nathanempsall
Wayward began as a Katrina recovery blog in 2006 but has since wandered off to consider the intersections of faith, politics, and the environment and a life lived between DC & Idaho.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Kayaking the Potomac
I've lived just about my entire life amidst the lakes of North Idaho, rivers of east Texas, and New Hampshire banks of the Connecticut River, and yet my first time kayaking came during my short stint in Washington, DC. Go figure. But, it was a lot of fun, and courtesy of my friend Jenn, here are some pictures. The first three are of me and the fourth of Jenn's sister, which is included because it's a great shot of the Kennedy Center, Watergate Hotel, and Washington Monument. It was a pretty good spot to kayak - we rented the boats from a little dock in Georgetown; in one direction, we could see the city and its landmarks; in the other, no buildings, some islands, and so many trees that you could almost pretend you were back in East Texas rather than just minutes away from Reagan National Airport.
I enjoyed it. I'll have to do it again some time, in Idaho or New Hampshire. If I wasn't a student with a student's budget, moving around all the time, I'd even buy one. We can all dream.