If you ask me, nothing says "I'm an American, and I'm celebrating freedom today" like a short ride in a non-motorized boat. You'll feel the wind in your hair, the splash on your arms and the welcome muscle burn of providing your own power.

If you ask me, nothing says "I'm an American, and I'm celebrating freedom today" like a short ride in a non-motorized boat. You'll feel the wind in your hair, the splash on your arms and the welcome muscle burn of providing your own power.

On Monday afternoon, staff at Prairie Oaks Metro Park will have canoes ready for those who want to experience the life aquatic and row the cool waters of freedom. Equipment is provided free of charge. Canoe trips last about 20 minutes, and each boat must have two adults.

Make like Lewis and Clark - and do this.