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More than just kayaking


Friday, May 30, 2014

We had another great day yesterday on the Dan River. My son, his friend Mike, my daughter-in-law Rosa and I were all off work and decided to get back on the river. The forecast a few days ago had been for storms, but the weather improved and it turned out to be a great day for paddling.




A nice sandy beach for taking a break


We later stopped on these rocks to take another break. There is a thin narrow area that the water channels through that creates some small rapids. Cliff and Mike decided it would be fun to put on their vests and body surf through it.


Mike in the front and my son in the back trying to hold up my GoPro camera while they went through the rapids. Of course they were able to talk me into it also!


Me doing some body surfing.

Even Rosa (who can't swim) just couldn't resist. She put her vest back on and jumped in while Cliff and Mike waited on the other side to catch her. Apparently that wasn't enough for her because we later caught her rock climbing down river.


Rosa climbing the rocks. My son Jeremy (her husband who was at work) would have choked me if she'd fallen and got injured.

It was a great day and everyone had so much fun. Looking forward to our next trip out.

This is my weekend to work, but hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get some time to enjoys the outdoors!

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/2/2014 11:17PM

    The water looks divine. I used to climb rocks to. It was fun in my younger days lol
Sure is a pretty area.

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MOTIVATED@LAST 5/31/2014 9:18PM

    Looks like an awesome trip.

Great photos!

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KAYOTIC 5/31/2014 7:27PM

    Sounds like a great outing, glad the weather improved, and you could take advantage!

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CHEEKYGEEK 5/31/2014 4:38PM

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. The whole outing looked like a great deal of fun! That river looks just my speed. I like fairly placid water so that I can stop whenever I want and take pictures. I hope you get many more days like that.

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GOLFGMA 5/31/2014 6:39AM

    The paddling pictures look more my speed. Looks so serene. Ahh............ Just know you are going to enjoy that vacation coming up. Thanks for sharing as always. emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 5/30/2014 11:33PM

    Great blog! As usual I love the pics. emoticon

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_JODI404 5/30/2014 9:46PM

    That looks like so much fun!! Way to go trying new things! I trust your sons wouldn't have you doing anything too crazy-dangerous. (I hope).

So good to see you having a good time! I know how much you love to be active and out in nature.

Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/30/2014 9:05PM

    Love the pics! It looks like a really fun time!

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WORLDSERIES11 5/30/2014 1:48PM

    Looks like a great time!! So glad you are out having fun!!
Still no kayaking icon...lol
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NKING1982 5/30/2014 1:45PM

    Looks like so much fun, i love kayaking!

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LINDAKAY228 5/30/2014 12:23PM

    Glad Rosa didn't get hurt and your son didn't have to choke you! Just joking but glad she didn't get hurt. The whole thing looks like it was so much fun though! And after all you've been through you deserve some fun! Hope there is a ton more to come!

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ODAT1117 5/30/2014 11:15AM

    Okay, that's it. I am making us get out on the water in the yaks this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO excuses!!! :-)

Looks like you had a great time!

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GERIKRAGH 5/30/2014 10:55AM

    Sounds wonderful.

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