Kayaking, Not Paddleboarding


Last weekend we went on yet another RVing trip and this time we packed the kayak! I can’t tell you that this trip was entirely enjoyable. I had a lot that was bothering me that weekend and I didn’t handle it very well, not only that the mosquitos made us all quite irritable. But I got to do one thing I enjoyed a lot, even though it slightly scares me. I got to go kayaking in my very own kayak! I traded in that paddleboard and got something that I can enjoy with a kid or a husband. 😉 

Camp Site at St. Vrains

I have to admit, being in large bodies of water have always scared me a little. The paddleboard made me feel disoriented. I’d look out onto the horizon of the lake, look down and at my surroundings and suddenly I’d lose my balance. I pride myself in being able to stand on one foot and put on a pair of pants, but apparently that skill doesn’t translate to paddleboarding on a rocky lake. Not even rollerblading as a kid or being able to ride a bike or stand on a balance bean would translate to paddleboarding, at least not for me. There’s something about being on water and having some waves that just throws me off… quite literally. But the kayak doesn’t do that to me and I feel safer in it.

So probably the only highlight from last weekend’s trip was when we got to kayaking on one of the lakes we were by. Scott and I were able to take each child out on it. 

Braidy’s second time on a kayak. First time at Boyd Lake. He loves it!


JJ and I out on the kayak

Last week’s camping trip probably ranks as one of the worst ones we’ve had all summer. I posted pictures on Facebook that depicted a great time, but most of it was muddling through extreme heat during the day, thunderstorms in the evenings that prevented us from having campfires and a million mosquitos. Not only that our AC started leaking into the wall of our RV causing stress. Since our AC hardly ever turned off because of the heat and high humidity, we were concerned about stress on the unit. Scott tried to drill some holes right under the unit where he thought the drip pan was, but that didn’t stop it from leaking inside the wall then running all the way down to where Scott could feel water dripping out under the RV. So this weekend, Scott has to bring the RV back to the house and work on it. I’m hoping we can find an easy, inexpensive fix. Not only was that going on, but I had a lot of tension going on with work-related things and that had me in a weird combative mood. 

So kayaking was the highlight of the camping trip. 

I’m also glad we don’t have any more trips lined up until September. I for one need a little more routine in my weeks, and sometimes a three or four day trip can through a lot of things out of wack. But its also good to get away from the routines of life every once in a while and create memories, even if this trip had some bad ones associated with it. 

What experiences have you filled your summer with so far? 

About Heather Jones

I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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