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GoPro Round 2: Kayaking Adventures

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.


This is how you kayak. I wasn't mad about it.

 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.



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16 comments :

Brianna said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! The weather in Texas really has been amazing, but I'm starting to dread those triple-digit days..*sigh*. I'll definitely be headed out to rent a kayak soon! So fun!

Amy said...

ahhh looks like so much fun! kayaking is just fabulous (and boy what a dang arm/shoulder workout!!
also - i love hermit crabs!!

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

It looks like you had a blast! I love kayaking-- and yes, double is always the way to go. Once I kayaked a mile across Kentucky Lake... both ways. It was intense.

Carly Blogs Here said...

This looks like so much fun! Kayaking is one of my favorite things to do-- though I'm a double kayak kind of girl too ;) Such fun pictures-- I need to look into one of the gopros because we love bike riding and it seems like it would be a lot easier than trying to use our phone for pictures!

Melissa said...

You guys are so dang cute! It looks like you had a blast, too! Kayaking is such a great workout...we're hoping to rent one from the MWR for a weekend and kayak before I get too big ;)

Karla FNW said...

Kayaking is such a workout! But you get such gorgeous views of the water, so it's so worth it! Loved these photos! =)

Meet With a Smile said...

Haha Great post Chelsea!!! What a fun adventure you two are on!!! Great pics!!!
Stephanie @ Meet With a Smile
www.meetwithasmile.com

Katie said...

Kayaking is so fun! Chris and I did it in Florida on our honeymoon, and I got hot and tired (I mean, obviously it was humid since it was June in FL) and so he ended up doing pretty much all of the rowing. I also forgot a hair tie (major fail) so I ended up putting on his snorkel mask and then tucking all of my hair under it to just get it off my neck. I looked completely ridiculous. Thankfully we still have a selfie (except that 5 years ago, I don't think we called them selfies?) to remember that adventure by. We've had more successful kayaking trips since then, but that is by far the most memorable!

Jen said...

This looks like such a blast! I love it. :)

Elizabeth, The Young Retiree said...

I love this post! You definitely make me want to invest in a Go Pro before we move to Okinawa, or shortly after our arrival! So much of island life is going to be spent in and around the water! I've never been kayaking before! I guess I've always been afraid I would fall out! Adding it to the bucket list!

Ashley said...

This looks like so much fun! John rented a kayak over the weekend to fish. He had so much fun he wants to buy one so we can go whenever we want. I'm excited!

~*Night Owl*~ said...

Looks like fun. I'm sure you both had a blast. Yea no phones should be around water unless they are water proof. LOL

Just curious but do you have the story of how you and Parker met and all that jazz. j/w

Let me know please. or email me the link. Haven't heard from you lately.

http://nightowlventing02.blogspot.com/2014/05/doubt-devotion.html

Kenzie Smith said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! We did some kayaking last summer and loved it. Hopefully we can buy kayaks one of these days :D I remember, before I'd ever gotten in one, thinking that they were going to be SO easy to tip.. thank goodness they aren't!

Kirstie said...

Looks so fun! they just opened up the kayak's on base and I am dying to go with my hubby. Mostly because I have never been! The weather looks beautiful!
Xo,
Kirstie

Hana R said...

You know your last post on the go pro is the reason why I purchased one for Nick for our anniversary this year!

Stephanie said...

We want to buy a kayak once we have a more permanent house to store it at. So much fun!

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