The weather has been gorgeous in Texas lately (gotta love the 2 weeks of Spring we get each year before we reach triple digits!), so Parker and I have been making any and every excuse to be outside. Jenny has benefited greatly since 9 times out of 10, the excuse we come up with is taking her on a walk. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful bay in our backyard and go kayaking last week, and it was so much fun! The first time we went kayaking this season, Parker's phone disappeared into the blue abyss (Apparently you shouldn't just leave your phone loosely in your pocket when kayaking in the ocean. Who knew?). Naturally,
we he was a little more careful with this trip. We can proudly say no technology went swimming in the ocean this time! That's a red letter day for everyone.
We rented a double kayak instead of two separate ones because, let's be honest, I wanted to enjoy the experience, not keel over due to my lack of arm strength. Double was the way to go! After using the GoPro to capture our road trip adventures turned out to be such a hoot, we decided to employ our little friend out on the water. We got some fun pictures and really enjoyed an afternoon outside taking in the beauty around us. We also managed to snap a few on the phone and not lose said phone in the ocean. Small victories.
|Planning our route. I just figured we'd head any direction there is water, but thank goodness Parker was into the details.|
|Put your hands in the air like you just don't care? No idea.|
|The GoPro captured my less than stellar rowing abilities from Parker's view.|
|...And then the GoPro caught our jovial back seat rower in action.|
We loved the hermit crabs on the beach. I feel terrible for said hermit crab, though. How would you like it if a giant Parker finger was headed straight for your shell? Poor little guy.
Walking along the beach is always a favorite, and it was a nice break from the rowing to get out and enjoy the scenery. The water felt great, the sand was covered in beautiful shells, and I can't complain about the company either. If you're anywhere near water this summer, go rent a kayak! It was such a fun way to enjoy this gorgeous weather we have been having, and I even counted it as my work-out for the day. Hello, two for one.