Delaney mentioned the other day that she wanted to learn how to kayak. I’ve been spending more time with her sister Madison and not as much with her, so I thought this would be the perfect chance to balance things out. Elaina and Nick have a kayak and huge hearts and luckily also have a Malone Xtralight trailer package so they can bring their equipment along with them so easily! Rather than having to rent them… We had fabulous weather this weekend and ready access to Tempe Town Lake. I threw all of these together and voila — a fabulous afternoon of me sitting on the bank reading a magazine, taking photos and watching an 8-year-old in kayak heaven.

I want to kayak!
Let me get in this thing!
Push and pull with the paddle
That thing is heavier than you'd think
To the water!
She's a natural
Off they go
Nick and Delaney kayak
matching hats

And then, of course, there was the requisite ice cream before she was returned to her family.

She's getting dental work done this week
Thumbs up for ice cream

Can’t wait to do it again. Next time, I’m getting a kayak for me and am going to stroll around the lake. I haven’t been kayaking since Costa Rica last year and man, do I love it. If I thought I could fit a single person kayak in my tiny car, I’d put it on my list for Santa. Do you think they make kayak trailers for bikes? I’ve found some trailer racks from feathercraft boats, but I’m not sure if it would be suitable or safe for a couple of kayaks to be strapped to it.