Well, if the weather here in NC insists that it’s still summer… then I will act like it’s still summer.
This morning, we threw on our swimsuits and went kayaking! :)
My friend Lauren got a Groupon ages ago for Paddle Creek, and today was the perfect hot, sunny day to use it.
On the adventure was Matt, me, and my friends Stephanie and Lauren from my grad program. Fun! I love this picture of the two of them :)
We had a great time gliding along (and sometimes ramming into each other).
It was so peaceful out there!
Plus, look who we found, out sunning himself as well! :) So cute!
It was a wonderful way to spend a hot “it’s-really-fall-but-feels-like-summer” morning :)
I’m off to relax for a little bit and then head out to meet up with a couple of my fellow classmates to get some work done!
p.s. In other outdoorsy news, my friend Evelyn’s company is helping to launch a fun new family-geared event called “Hike and Seek” that I thought some of you guys might be interested in!
There’s one on October 2nd in both DC and Chicago, and another on October 16th in Seattle. Hike and Seek is a National Wildlife Federation fundraising event and is a cross between a nature hike and a scavenger hunt! Sounds cool, right?
The event is aiming to inspire families and friends to spend more time together outdoors, engaging in an active lifestyle. Hikes are 1.5 to 2 miles depending on the city, and all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
The DC hike will be in Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD. Evelyn went hiking there the other day to check it out and sent me these beautiful photos!
I hope some of you (especially those with kids) will consider participating!
Check out their website for more information: Hike and Seek.
Have a wonderful Saturday, friends — is summer still holding strong where you are, too?