Snorkeling the Snake

Yup, we did it. Good ol' Hoke family fun. I am really behind on posting these, as I was going to do a bunch of other activity photos, but now I have waited so long that I might as well just throw these up. So, we are super lucky to have the Snake River in our backyard. My {uber adventurous, slightly crazy, enthusiastic} brother convinced my father (who hates cold water more than anything) to partake in this adventure. Goal: float from our house to a bridge about 1 hour down the river without freezing, getting sucked into strainers, see a ton of fish, and generally surprise/perplex each and every boater we pass. mission accomplished! My sissy decided to tube it (our usual method of doing the float) - which at about 40 minutes looked extremely inviting as I was shaking like a leaf I was so cold!
And we were off! Here are some other adventures we have taken down our beloved river: Hammock boating, huge group floating, and winter floating - some think we are a bit crazy - but us Jackson locals have mastered the art of creative floating, and we are lucky to get these opportunities!
River tube = $30.00 Straw hat = $15.00 getting to wear the hot pink and neon blue henderson = priceless
brr... I could only post one of these cold photos!
Anyway, hope you are having a lovely Monday

11 comments:

KC said...

How fun! I love creative family trips like this! My brother and I will paddle on our surfboards in the icy NorCal ocean waters...so I know the feeling of frezzing your buns off in the water!

Allison Watkins said...

I think this is my favorite post of all time! Love the hammocks, Love that neon wet suit and I can just picture all the tourist wondering what kind of crazy locals they encountered. Ask josh sometime about having to wear my old wetsuit that was hot pink and black... he's never looked so manly.

The two of us... said...

Oh my- that last picture looked way too cold. I think this last time we did it was one of the best, especially finding the lovely beach to relax on!

Katie said...

Hahahaha I love it when you can talk the 'rents into doing stuff like that... y'all look like you have so much together! Great pictures Padgett :)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

That looks like such a blast!! How fun!!
Now I am craving some outdoor adventure:D

Nikki said...

This looks so fun! Great pics!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

xx
Nikki

Grant Family said...

Liz told me about this, I'm glad you posted pictures of it! =)

Couture Carrie said...

What fun!

xoxox,
CC

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Resi Stiegler said...

omg your dad is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! way to go Hokes!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

yesssss floating the river is SO fun!! We have a few of 'em ourselves in Oregon.. The group/hammock situation looks hilarious and fun..

xo