I have subscribers!! Woo! 🙂 I’m flattered that you wanted to read some more of all these adventures. Lately they’ve been big, but once I’m back to work, they’ll be smaller. Welcome.
Well, the pics came out like crap, but last night we went on a sunset kayak tour on Cedar Lake with REI Outdoor School. We don’t own kayaks, though I hope to someday as I enjoy the paddling experience more than in the canoe. We do own two canoes! Believe it or not, neither of us has been able to part with our pre-nuptial canoes 😉 so they are both stored at our rental house. Well, that’s neither here nor there. The point is that we don’t own kayaks, and even if we had been able to rent them, we couldn’t have had them out at that hour.
The class cost $90 for the two of us, and we could have skipped all the instruction, really. But we had beautiful weather – we couldn’t have ordered better weather if we had a direct line to God – and a unique opportunity with nice people. Highlights were the sunset, of course, a baby turtle, ducklings, fire twirlers on the hippie beach, skyline views, paddling the channel to Lake of the Isles, almost getting jumped on by bridge jumpers, going back through the channel by headlamp. 🙂
Another fun thing is that we had skied these lakes last February in the City of Lakes Loppet 10K event, so we were trying to remember the route from a totally different perspective, entrance point, and season.
Fun! These summer adventures are feeding my soul.