Item #2: I cut off all of my hair, took a picture, and am changing my main side-bar pic from:
|OMH I look like my mother!!!|
And now, for the main theme of today's post ... KAYAKING!!! Snackers and I have been wanting to go for years and even considered buying our own kayaks but because neither of us had ever been kayaking before we always hesitated to buy them because ... well what if we didn't like it right? So we got this coupon, a full freakin' day on the river for $30!!! BOOYAH!
The rental was so out of the way, which totally explains the massive discount. It was this little mining town about 45 minutes from Henderson and about 7 miles from the Colorado River. Stepping out of the car felt like stepping back in time and we couldn't stop just staring in all directions. It's teeny tiny but so amazing!
|That is the mine entrance up on the hill|
|Me and Snackers in front of the store: We both look so much smaller than we did the last time we took a photo standing together!!!!|
|Me, my car, and our kayaks! Ready to go!!!|
|I'm rocking a spare tire in a wet shirt here but oh well, I look awesome compared to 10 months ago!!!|
|Snackers gets truly air-born for the first time in his life and LOVES IT!|
After that we paddled back to the car, had a granola bar and some water, then headed back out again. We cruised up and down the river, found a quiet little cove where we had some sandwiches, did some more cliff jumping, did some swimming ... and maybe some discreet kissing :) and then, alas, our time was up so we loaded up the kayaks and headed back to drop them off.
|Me on the left, Snackers on the right.|
|And then we had to high-five, paddle style, for one more pic before packing up!|
This was absolutely the most fun thing I've done since my family had our own horses and I used to just let my horse open up and run until she felt like stopping. We're hooked ... guess we'll have to budget some kayaks into our savings plan - hopefully before the season ends because we both wanna go again! I had a few more calories today than my 800-ish average but I also burned a lot more calories. We hit the water around 8:30 - 9:00 and by 11 I felt like I was going to pass out so I ate the granola bar and drank the tea/ginger ale. By noon I felt like I was hungry again and we had the sandwiches we packed and some water. By the time we got home I was feeling hungry again but I showered and got cleaned up before supper.
120 oz of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Fiber One bar
1 homemade sandwich
>>sourdough, genoa, muenster, and EVOO mayo
2 mini-fish taco's
12 oz green tea and ginger ale
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,002
Packing up the car for kayaking
Loading the kayaks - yep, I totally helped load them at the rental place and at the river when we were done
Unloading the kayaks - I unloaded them with Snackers at the river but I was inside doing paperwork when they unloaded them at the rental place.
Swimming / Kayaking / Hiking (we got out of the water and hiked around in several places in addition to the snake-cave)
Shopping: After supper Snackers and I couldn't resist, we hit two sports stores to "window shop" / "price" kayaks of our own to find how much they would set us back.