This is a slow week at work for me, so I took a vacation day yesterday, since it was one of my husband’s days off. We usually only have about four days off together every month, so we grabbed the chance for an extra day.
We have been talking about going pedal (or paddle; it seems to depend on which park or website you’re looking at as to which they call it) boating for years. I had never been, and my husband hadn’t been in over ten years. We had tried a few times when we were at parks or other places that had them, but we always seemed to be too early or late in the season, or we arrived just minutes after they stopped renting out boats.
So we decided that yesterday would be the day that we went pedal boating together. We went online and found out when the boats were rented and picked the place that seemed the most promising, which was
Lake Susan, in . It’s an easy day trip to go there, so we set
out in plenty of time for pedal boating.
It was a wonderful day. It was
warm and sunny, so I was happy, and there was a breeze and some shady spots, so
my husband was happy. Montreat,
We actually arrived about an hour and a half before they started renting boats, so we had time to walk around the lake and browse in the shops. We arrived at the dock just as they were opening up to rent the boats out, and ended up being the first boat out. We also ended up in the only pink boat, which made me happy.
I enjoyed it a lot. It was actually quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. We had to dodge a swan with a bad attitude, but other than that it was very peaceful and relaxing. I’m happy pretty much anytime I’m in or near water, so I had a great time. My husband is always happy going to the mountains, so he had a great time.
It was nice to take a day in the middle of the week, and get away from phone calls and responsibility and just spend some time with each other. It was even better that it was outside, on the water. I think we’ll definitely be exploring the pedal boating opportunities at other places now.