It was a hot one on Friday. So it meant cooling off the only way I know how. In the water.
First was taking a couple of my kids on a trip to our local watering hole at Williams Park. This is our regular venture every year around this time: Dad Days Of Summer. My daughter had been wanting to go for days, so I figured it made sense to go sooner rather than later. The water was cold and the fun was had.
Later in the afternoon, my wife and I took our kayaks out for another adventure. Just like last month’s Kayak Adventure, we had a great time. This time we went up and down the Fraser River. My arms and body are thoroughly sore. But the quality time with my wife was worth it.
These small workouts yesterday made me feel energized and youthful. I look forward to many more days in the water this summer.
We are making the most of our time here. It’s super peaceful. The water is so clear in the lake that it seems fake. In fact everything we are doing feels surreal.
Lots of lounging around, swimming, and walking. On Tuesday we did canoeing while at the lake. It was a two hour adventure. We headed out through a small canal and off towards a tiny island. The kids paddled their arms off as we raced down the lake.
On Wednesday we took the kids horseback riding. None of them have rode on horses before- so this was a great opportunity for them. The boys went for a trail ride while the girls did a few loops around the Montana Hill Guest Ranch. The hosts at the ranch were extremely friendly and helpful. They took the fear out of riding.
We’ve kept the kids active as well as giving them these experiences. It’s been a blast so far. My buddy and I are doing a fairly decent job at being fathers with these four kiddos. Our cabin neighbors, these two older ladies, are equally impressed at how well behaved the kids have been. They even bought popsicles for our kids as a treat.
If this keeps up for the last couple days we may try and do another vacation next year.
I have a feeling “Dad of the Year Award” is coming my way… just sayin’.