Thursday, May 14, 2009


Yes that's right folks, the city girl you all know and love is actually going to do an outdoors trip requiring physical activity. You can at least wait until I'm not here to snicker. I realize that kayaking involves a lot of paddling, but luckily we'll be in double kayaks, and Matt is fully aware that he'll be doing 90% of the paddling. :) Look who's snickering now!

Anyways- so we have the trip planned, have babysitters lined up for the kids which required more effort than I want to think about. We are going on this trip with two of our friends, Tammy and Chad. Tammy is afraid of water, but Chad is going to kayak with Matt and. The itinerary sounds fun, but grueling.

Experience sculpted cliffs and spectacular Lake Superior sea caves. Your day will begin with an orientation to kayaking skills, safety, and equipment. Our double kayaks will provide comfortable, stable vehicles with which you'll glide across the emerald waters surrounding the sea caves. The trip is 6.5 miles in length and includes a lunch stop on an isolated beach. Trips include equipment, guide, instruction and lunch. They depart daily and are arranged by reservation, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Participants must be 14 y/o or older.

I also noticed it also recommends "Prior Conditioning" such as sit ups, push ups, swimming, cycling, rowing, canoeing, etc to strengthen your upper body and whatnot. Guess what? I'm as limp as a noodle. The entire left side of my body has zippo strength and isn't even coordinated. I'm convinced the only reason I have a left arm or leg is that it's designed purely for decoration.
Matt and I are doing this on June 6 (a Saturday) and then spending the night in Ashland. Then on Sunday we're meeting up with Tammy & Chad to tour the Apostle Islands. (The kayaking & Apostle Islands stuff is in Bayfield, by the way). I'm looking forward to the tour because I've never gone on it and I have always wanted to see the Islands.
This trip is a mini vacation for just Matt and I for our anniversary, which is June 12. We've NEVER done anything on our anniversary and since this is our 5 year, we figured perhaps we should try to celebrate.
I'll update you on the trip and post pictures the following Monday, if I'm alive and able to use my hands/arms of course. If you don't hear from me, feel free to contact my mom if there's anything of mine you want. :) Jennie and Kelli get first dibs on my scrapbook stuff, though. HEHE!! But seriously, this week's agenda is to get myself the proper outer wear for the trip and to order my XShot so that I can take pictures of everything, including myself. Because if I'm going to enclose my ass into a little kayak, there will be pictures to prove this.

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