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Paddle Boarding at Oscar Scherer September 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Life Balance.
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Today I did something I’ve never done before . . . I went YOLO boarding!


YOLO (“You Only Live Once”) Boarding is a cross between surfing and kayaking.  Participants stand on a board that’s thicker and sturdier than a surfboard and use canoe-type paddles to glide across the water.

Sounds like a FUN way to explore new vistas, eh?  Just remember to keep an eye out for wildlife.


Before heading out on gator patrol, I took a brief 20-second lesson on balancing, paddling, and standing up without toppling over.


Then I paddled around the shallows of Osprey Lake looking for hungry gators lurking about.


I didn’t see any, but you can’t be too careful in gator country.  I made another pass before sending the “all clear” sign.


Wait . . . did he see me?  Better double check before standing.  Yoo Hoo.  Over Here.  I’m ready to stand up now.


YES!  I did it!  I stood up first try.  With only a slight wobbly.  Yay!


OK . . . let’s paddle around to see the sights in Oscar Scherer State Park without falling into the brackish water.


Yay!  I stayed HIGH and DRY!  Not too shabby for a first-timer.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Have you ever gone paddle boarding?  If not, would you like to give it a try?

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Adults Have All The Fun . . . NOT! September 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Food & Drink, Humor.
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“Why do I have to go to bed? . . . I’m not tired.”

“Because it’s bedtime.”

“If it’s bedtime, why don’t you have to go to bed?”

“Because we’re adults.”

“It’s no fair . . . you get to have all the fun.”

“Tell you what.  If you go to bed RIGHT NOW, we’ll go out for ice cream tomorrow.”

“Three cones?”

“Three cones.”

“Now I’m too excited to sleep!”


Aah . . . that’s better!