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Don’t Be Afraid

My husband put a fair amount of work into cleaning off our pitifully dusty kayaks so we could spend the morning on Lewisville Lake with some friends. We got there early so there was hardly anyone else there. The heat of the day hadn’t hit yet, and the lake was cool and calm. It had been 4 or 5 years since we had been out on the yaks.

Two of my friends brought their 4-leggers (dogs) with them, and they had a blast romping on the shoreline, and fetching toys from the water. At some point, they decided to let the dogs get in the kayaks with them. It’s something I never would have thought of. That would have been out of my comfort zone. They stayed in close to shore just to be safe, but the dogs did great and actually seemed to enjoy it (after the initial “what the heck?” phase). Just chillin on the water, suspended in time, enjoying the peace and quiet. It IS really peaceful when you’re there without the crowds and the roar of the speedboats and sea-doo’s.

Now I’m anxious to get my little guy out there to try it. He’s never even been to the lake, much less on a kayak. Sometimes you just have to expand your horizons, and dare to try something new!!

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