Our daughter, Sophia had some questions about language being used and the tone of some individuals, we tried to make it a learning moment. Overall we did have fun on the water, Sophia was adventurous enough to hold her first crawdad, she named him "bumblebee" because of the stripes on his back. This same crawdad felt the need to retaliate once he was let go by pinching my wife's toe.
We found a nice camp area and spent most of the day there. Sophia loved sculpting in the sand and she took it upon her self to start a sandball fight. The night brought a welcomed chill as the crescent moon smiled upon us, it must have been a mischievous smile because it also brought some very active critters. Kelli woke me in the middle of the night, she shined the light outside the tent and multiple eyes looked back at us. It appears we were surrounded by raccoons. They scurried when we made noise and growled when we spotted them with our headlamps. The whole night was an interruption of sleep by the activity of the raccoons. Sophia slept through the night without waking, she is an amazing sleeper. Morning finally came with the call of a whip-er-will and I checked our cook area. The food in the secured cooler was not disturbed. It appears some other campers left trash in the tree line by our campsite. We have not camped on that gravel bar since!