REI Paddle Demo

REI holds an annual paddle demo where you get to try out several types of equipment for FREE. They make it really easy as you can just walk in to register and they provide everything you need such as life jackets, sandals, kayaks, and paddles.  This year it was held on July 10th at Vancouver Lake. We had a great time and maybe even get into kayaking someday.

Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and paddles came in all shapes and sizes. Just pick as many as you want!

This one was light and easy to maneuver.

The obligatory self-portrait.

Marcel was ready to buy this one.

Then I understood why. It was very stable and easy to use plus it had the open top which felt more comfortable.

Marcel did better on the paddle board this time…

Even canines joined in the fun.

The mountain was out that day

After a day of kayaking, we went to Mississippi for a late lunch at little big burger.

Veggie burger with chévre and truffle fries. Yum!

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One Comment

  1. Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Sigh. I miss kayaking, but not something you can do with a baby. Love the fry dip at Little Big Burger. My husband said its just mayo and ketchup, but its delicious.