Playing ball in the water is better still, especially on such a warm day.
We had a few chores to attend to before lunch. We found a really interesting slab of wood in Eugene, so Dave is building me a small footstool with it. Lew supervised today's sanding.
|Dave sands quickly in the rapidly disappearing shade|
A couple pieces of molding were coming loose inside so while Dave was still wearing his woodworker hat he took care of them. He doesn't carry all his tools, so he has to make due with what he does have. Sometimes things have to do double duty!
|a hiking pole can double as a wood clamp with a little creativity|
After lunch we loaded Lewis into the Jeep and drove over to the trail leading down to the Platte River. He was quite beside himself when he realized where we were going and he whined, and chortled and even screamed all the way.
It was a beautiful sunny day and fall is beginning to touch the cottonwoods trees lining the river.
|doesn't he move beautifully? Westminster here he comes!|
|"looking" for the ball|
The river is quite low, but still has a pretty strong current. It was hard to walk across it without my feet feeling like they were being taken out from under me. It took Lew a few minutes to realize that if he didn't catch the ball right away it would be carried away. It shot past him a few times while he spent time looking under the water for it.
Eventually he figured it out and would scan the surface down stream for the red ball, he didn't lose any more throws.
Perfect way to spent a hot Monday afternoon. We all had a great time getting wet!