Independence Day 2013

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Christian eagerly climbed into Papa’s canoe at Lake of the Hills, where we celebrated Independence Day with family.

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He survived his first canoe ride without capsizing!

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God blessed us with perfect weather for our gathering—moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

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While Christian explored the lake, Rebecca grabbed her fishing pole.

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Rebecca caught this sunfish with irresistible hot dog bait.

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Back into the lake you go, little fish.

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Christian caught a sunfish, too.

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Adventurous Aunt Bianca and Rebecca paddled around the island, returning without incident:)

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Now, Dad’s turn.

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Terry snagged this largemouth bass, who was also returned to his lake home.

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Later in the afternoon, Rebecca piloted Papa around the island in his motor boat.

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Thanks again, Uncle Dale (and unpictured Aunt Bev), for sharing your peaceful getaway!

Lake of the Hills


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