- July 1, 2020
? Y’all. I’m starting to get bored. I know, I know, “starting?” One of the advantages of having an essential job during a global pandemic is that I have been getting out every day to go to work, see the customers I was able to, and felt good making my weekly grocery store trips. But
Y’all. I’m starting to get bored. I know, I know, “starting?”
One of the advantages of having an essential job during a global pandemic is that I have been getting out every day to go to work, see the customers I was able to, and felt good making my weekly grocery store trips.
But now, summer is here in full force and I am starting to get a little bored.
I want to go Knoebels! Or the beach! Or to the movies!
But since none of those are viable options quite yet, I am looking to get outdoors. Don’t worry, I promise that no one has kidnapped me and is forcing me to write this. I know it sounds weird coming from the girl that considers being outsdoorsy drinking on a patio — but hear me out.
Even though it’s generally not my bag, there is no denying the abundance of amazing outdoor activities available in our area. And since the typical indoor stuff isn’t totally available yet, it’s time to think outside the inside.
I did go hiking at Rickett’s Glen a few weeks ago, but I have to say, it was kind of miserable. It’s not really anyone’s fault, it was just that people had been locked down for so long, that EVERYONE and their brother was in the park and it just made for a rough hike.
One of the biggest things that I want to try this summer is kayaking. I’ve always loved the water, and this seems like a great way to have some fun, get some sun and maybe even a little exercise.
The thing is, I know nothing about kayaking. I know that I shouldn’t just grab a kayak and hit the river, so at least there’s that.
I figure my best bet is to start somewhere more contained like Rose Valley Lake. Plus, since I’m not familiar with where the best places to kayak on the local creeks are, this seems like the best starting point.
I’ve done quite a bit of reading on the basics for beginners, so I think I’m set there.
Hopefully this will be a fun new adventure for me this summer! And if you have the inside track on the best places to kayak locally, please drop me an email! We have two vehicles that can carry the kayaks, so we can drop in one place and come out another, if you have suggestions for that!
I know everyone is getting antsy even though we have gone ‘Green’. But the goal right now needs to be keeping everyone safe and healthy, and finding safe and healthy outlets for fun and recreation.
So be like me! Not only because I am generally amazing, but look for something you haven’t done before and step outside that comfort zone and find a fun adventure you haven’t looked for before! You never know when you might find your new passion, or at least, new hobby!