All told, we picked up about 8 bags of trash.
Surprisingly, it was almost a spiritual experience. As I picked up everything from bottles and cans to a handback, golfballs, a rug, and a few pairs of shoes... I started to realize how poorly we've stewarded this amazing planet we were put in charge of by its Creator. I'm not one to run out and hug a tree, but it did make me think about God's patience with us and how beautiful His creation truly is.
Here's another interesting find... kind of hard to tell, but those are shells. Quite unexpected.
And there's a story behind this picture...
Out on an island formed by the river there was this nasty looking pink hunk of plastic. The river was running a little deep there, but I was able to jump across. Since I jumped from a high point to a low point, I ended up having to build a little bridge using part of a tree trunk to get back. :)
All in all, it was a good workout and a great time. Highly recommended.