Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mason Gets His Sea Legs

We recently went on a two hour boat ride on Lake Buchanan with friends. Before the cruise three of us gave Mason a run for the money - well a run to get the wiggles out. One man said Mason could have run a few miles. Indeed he has lots of energy. That should help him in his future profession.
Before we got on the boat I also took the opportunity to work on going up and down steps. It's not that Mason doesn't know how to do that. He just has to learn to do it at a walking pace, rather than a gallop. Someday someone will be grateful for us teaching him to pace himself on the steps.
It was a cloudy and windy day, but not too cold, considering it was December. As we went down this dock that moved as we walked Mason was a bit unsure of the movement, but he didn't panic.
On the boat we kept an eye out for bald eagles which are often seen in this area. Unfortunately we didn't see any eagles. We did, however, see some wild goats. Mason wasn't thrilled. After losing to a baby goat in the Cutest Animal contest he isn't very fond of goats.
It was nice scenery despite the gray clouds. It was a good exposure for Mason and nice to be with friends. Mason didn't mind the movement of the boat in the water.
After the boat ride we went to dinner and then looked at Christmas lights. It was a lovely display beginning with this tunnel of lights. We gave it a glowing review, but Mason thought the smells were better than the sights.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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