Thursday, April 16, 2015

Like a fish to water!

Today was THE day. The first day for Kayaking!
 We drove to Hagg Lake and meet up with a friend and her two kids. First of all was a short hike (possibly one of the shortest in history).

Then it was a fast lunch.
And then it was TIME! We had 4 inflatable kayaks. 2 double, 2 singles. It took a little while to get everything put together (but not as long as you'd think!).
Then is was time to put them in...and the kids took to it like a fish takes to water! For two kids who have never kayaked before they were in them and gone before you could say Hi. Yes, that fast. No going around in circles, no hesitation at all! They just hopped in and went for it. In less than 10 minutes they'd learned to go forwards, backwards, turn, and stop! Dominic even hopped into the front seat of our double leaned back grabbed a paddle and tried it out. He actually would have had great form if he'd been just a bit taller! A few minutes later he let me have the paddle back and sat back for the ride! He did great (he even managed a nap in the kayak!).  Arianna discovered a little area that was great fun and all the kids ended up playing on the bank of what they called "the island" and took turns jumping in the water! Yes, they even managed to go swimming today! I couldn't believe how nice it was and the water in the area was shallow enough that it was fairly warm!
What I thought was going to be just a couple of hours at the lake turned into an all day thing! Didn't leave until 4:00. The kids are already planning another trip back in just a couple of days! They LOVED the Kayaks and playing! So I might have to think about a season pass for the lake!
Here's a picture of the kids (Arianna riding on the double with friends while Ella and Kaitlyn check out the singles. Dominic decided that he was ready for some playing and throwing rocks so we took a short break.