The first part of our cruise was actually a bit adventurous - tiny bit by most people's standards - but still adventurous. The river was pretty narrow as we got started and I used more than a few trees as navigational tools.
As we wound through several miles of river way over about four hours, we saw turtles, 2 alligators (one dad got pretty close to), loads of jumping fish, one manatee, and lots of birds. Since it was such a gorgeous day, we also saw lots of jumpers coming out of airplanes from the nearby airport.
It was a truly beautiful day. I've got several more photos on my Flickr site - dad took most of those as I didn't pack my camera along. I did shoot quite a bit of video. This one is my narrated video.
And this one shows dad's gator encounter, although not as clearly as I had hoped.
This one shows just how peaceful our little journey was. Listen to those birds!
So, while I have a few muscles in my back and shoulders tonight that I didn't know I had this morning it was a wonderful day all around.