Tuesday, August 27, 2019

WW: Paddle Boats {Linky}

Every time I go to Mahoney State Park I want to go horseback riding. Travis says, "I don't see your obsession about horseback riding. It's not that fun." I reply back with, "Every kid needs to try it. I thought it was fun as a kid." Every year he wins. Not because he's right, it's either too hot for the horses to be out, or they don't have a time slot open that will work for us. 

We decided to go paddle boating instead. Someday we'll go horseback riding. 

We got there before the ticket stand was open. In the mean time we looked at geese.

Geese were all over! Isaak was trying to charm them in his direction. I'm not so sure it worked. He didn't have any food for them. 

We did get pretty close to them! 

The geese decided to leave Isaak behind.

We waited, and waited for them to open their doors...

Mica with his creepy grin:

A little better:

Isaak looking natural:

After a bit it was time to get tickets. Is it just me, or does anyone else get highly annoyed when people just get someplace, and run to the door? We waited a good 40 minutes. I wanted to yell out, "Stand back!" I've been watching way too much Curb Your Enthusiasm, and pulled a Larry David. I stood in line, and talked to my kids about how rude it is to cut in front of people. It was probably rude for me to complain, but dang it, didn't they learn not to cut in line in Kindergarten? 

Paddle Boating we went:

I was only at the angle to get shots of Isaak, and the water. Mica hates photos of himself right now anyhow.

We got food to feed the fish geese. The geese liked us a whole lot when we had food!

I thought it was fun. Travis on the other hand said, "I'm never getting in a boat with those two again!" Mica would flat out stop steering, or pedal backwards just to piss Isaak off. Isaak steered us into the side, where we couldn't get out. Ha! I just sat there and giggled, while Travis looked a bit like his head was going to pop off he was was so annoyed.

The side looked like nature glitter:

Now we can say we've been paddle boating. 

Have you been paddle boating? Did you get steering into the wrong direction? 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 


Lydia C. Lee said...

I used to organise a class day to do this. I must get back into it for the youngest - she's missed out on so much! Poor third child

stevebethere said...

What a nice set of photos looked like they had a lot of fun had to laugh at the description creepy grin LOL

Have a geesetastic week :-)

csuhpat1 said...

So very cool. Looks like a great time.

Veronica Lee said...

Sounds like a fun day. Lovely photos, A.

Catch My Words said...

Last summer I rode a horse in I don't know how many years. It was great fun!

Meditations in Motion said...

Even though the paddleboats look like a lot of fun, I hope you get to go horseback riding too! :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

I agree with you both. Every kid need to ride a horse at least once. We rode them through the Smoky Mountains with the girls a few years back. However, it really wasn't very fun, and quite uncomfortable, really.

XmasDolly said...

Well, I'll tell ya what I never got the chance to take the kids boating or fishing and stuff. I was a single parent and most of my time was for work. When I did have the chance one time I took all 4 of them to Indiana Beach & they were crazy happy & I even took my cousin's little guy! (He was a little guy & my cousin Kim was also a single parent. Ecstatic fun was had by all... even me! Such a great time, but I wish I would've taken more pics. That's the key! When the kids are little.... take tons of pictures to relive the memory! So sad that I didn't... or I couldn't. We couldn't afford a camera! I should've borrowed one! :(

mail4rosey said...

We stood in line to paddle boat and my granddaughter got scared because there was a sign that said to watch for alligators and snakes (she's a smart little one). :) My son still wanted to go and waited forever, but when he got up there, they said he couldn't ride alone (gasp). I've been on with my oldest two boys, years ago. I don't remember going astray. Ask me about the canoe trip we took though, and that's a different story, lolol! Your boys are very handsome.

Terra Heck said...

I've been paddle boating but it's been a while. I enjoy doing it for a short time, then my legs get tired of paddling. Those are some good pics of the geese.


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