Thursday, July 05, 2007

new pond fun


The Hermit bought a kayak. For duck hunting. I guess it's a necessity. Men need their toys. Anyway, we tried it out on our pond yesterday. The kids loved it. Calvin was the fastest.


Starflower got the hang of it, after the males of the family quit shouting directions. She's good.

Of course, everyone, including Sally, had to get involved. They had way too much fun. Unfortunately, the kayak is kind of a pricey beach toy. I have an old sailboard we might pick up at my dad's tomorrow. We're making the trek to The Cities to try and get Dad's Winnebago LeSharo RV started. If we can start it, we can have it! Fun! I'll just throw my sailboard inside somewhere...

6 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Hey that looks like a blast.
We males are bad about shouting instructions.
We are trying to improve tho.

Deb said...

It was a blast.

Glad to hear there is some effort made to improve. :)

Lynne said...

Males want to FIX everything. That really looks fun. How are the leaches?

Can't wait to meet you - in about an hour!!

Cathy said...

Essence of summer: kids, a boat, a dog making ripples on a pond. Hold this one in your heart.

arcolaura said...

Garth drove an hour to buy a kayak, and came home with two. Then a couple of weeks later, he drove there again and bought two more, this time inflatables (my idea, so I can take one down to the creek in my bike trailer). Then the next day he drove back and bought not one but two pumps for inflating them. Sigh. But oh, they are fun. We took a few days off from construction work to paddle the Alameda Reservoir, and I discovered that canoe paddling skill does in fact carry over somewhat. I've never been drawn to water, if it means I have to be in it, but I do love being on it.

LauraHinNJ said...

That last pic makes me smile!