Kayaking…a new activity that brings me happiness

Me and Diane in our kayaks...

Me and Diane in our kayaks…

Diane – a wonderful Phi Mu sister who has become a dear friend of mine in Seattle. We don’t get to see each other often due to schedules being busy; however, when we do get to see each other, we always make the most of it – and this time was no different. When we finally nailed down a weekend we could get together, Diane began the activity suggestions (she is much better at it than I am). This summer has been absolutely wonderful – the sun has been out more than the clouds and the heat out in full force so we decided we wanted to do something outdoors to enjoy the weather.

Diane had mentioned awhile back that she wanted to go kayaking so we decided to do that. She hadn’t been in a while and I had never been (I thought I had but realized it was canoeing that I did at camp YEARS ago) so we figured we would be somewhat on the same level.

We met at Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club that Saturday morning at 10am to begin our adventure. The weather could not have been any more perfect for our day out together. The sun was shining and there was a slight breeze in the air. We loaded into our kayaks and began to paddle away (after I calmed down and settled in – I was afraid I was too big for the little opening). We took our time, enjoying the weather, the scenery (Gas Works Park and Downtown Seattle Skyline) each other’s company, and the wonderful conversation.

Beautiful weather - Gas Works Park

Beautiful weather – Gas Works Park from the Kayak

Might have been in separate kayaks but stayed together

Might have been in separate kayaks but stayed together

A little selfie action with Seattle in the background...

A little selfie action with Seattle in the background…

Seattle skyline from the kayak

Seattle skyline from the kayak

We stayed on the water for about two hours and worked up a good appetite. We brought the kayaks back in and headed up to the Agua Verde Cafe upstairs and enjoyed some Mexican food. We spent time catching up things – her kids, my Anonymous friend, work, sorority things, etc. I hated to see the day end but I am already looking forward to our next get together and the fun memories we will make!

Until next time…xoxo…Julie

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