Saturday we took them out for the first time. We had all the kiddos in life jackets, but something about climbing into a little boat on the water made my heart skip. For a second.
And then we started paddling, and I was gliding across the water, sunshine on my arms, water dripping on my legs, a breeze in my face.
It was absolutely one of the most wonderful, serene experiences I've ever had. I could've kept going for hours. I wanted to paddle across the lake and back again.
I'm sure it will take me some time to get used to paddling and controlling the boat, but I thought for a first time, we did awesome. And I can't wait to do it again. I can tell this is going to be a summer activity that competes for my time. I love living in Bella Vista. I love having seven lakes to choose from! (next: buying a car rack...)
Ever been out on a kayak? If not, go do it. Many lakes have a rental service where you can try it for a day.