We’ve got a first-timer here!
In an attempt to make my wife’s milestone birthday rememberable, I thought we should try something we’ve never done before. Let’s go kayaking!
First, trying to find something to do during a quarantine is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I knew things were still closed, but trying to find something special to do was tough. Then I started to think about nature. Yeah, go outside and get some sun they say, it’s good for you they say. I thought, “they’re right!” So we went kayaking.
You’ve gotta understand, I grew up in southern New Mexico. We don’t have beaches, we don’t have lakes, we don’t have rivers. Unless of course you go up north or head up to the mountains. Even then, they aren’t recreational lakes where you can take a boat or a kayak. You show up to a lake, fold-out your chair, throw in a poll, and get to work.
We really didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. All I knew was that I needed a giant straw hat to keep the sun out of my face and off my ears. I got the cool straw hat but forgot to bring a towel. I know! I’m taking my wife kayaking in the ocean and we forgot to bring towels. Yeah, we’re from the desert. It took a little while to get our rhythm, but when we did, we were on our way! The paddling thing is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be.
What a cool experience. Nothing better than spending some time outdoors doing something that you love. I’ve gotta thank Bryan from Go Kayak for an amazing adventure.