Hello folks! I bring you greetings from a beautiful cabin in the hills of Townsend, TN. I’m here presenting my books at ChristyFest!. I’m having a blast, but I’m a little late posting this week. So, go ahead and grab a seat and let’s chat…~smile~
I recently received an email from a publicist whom I know to be legit about a growing movement called Dry Land Kayaking. In what could be merely a strange little coincidence, yours truly has recently picked up that very sport. Kayaking, that is, I have heretofore only enjoyed the traditional water interpretation. I didn’t even realize there was an option. Oh, but it’s a great big world of chocolate and vanilla out there. The guys in the Dry Land Kayaking movement can be seen kayaking down mountains and across open fields. Some were shown maneuvering down city sidewalks and concrete steps and yes, balancing on park benches. No, there was zero evidence of heavy drugs, but I’ll admit the thought crossed my mind, too.
I’ve been quite torn over this. On the one hand, I wanted to discuss Dry Land Kayaking with y’all, my dear porchers. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure these guys are funnin’ with us. In the end, I decided this one was flat out too much fun not to toss out for discussion. So, here are a few pros and cons of Dry Land Kayaking, as I see them:
Accidental drowning deaths will be drastically reduced— but an equal number of onlookers could hurt themselves laughing.
It may be difficult to get the sport officially recognized in the Olympic games— but then, the record shows that in the 1984, ’88, and ’92 Olympics, they actually had solo synchronized swimming. So, there’s that. (Think it over, you’ll get it.)
Back to that illegal drug thing, you can expect to get tested— but, as the celebrities have discovered, that might simply gain more exposure for your new sport.
In the end, you’ll have to decide if Dry Land Kayaking is for you. My family gave it a go over the Fourth. I have a picture of the ATS Baby Czars trying it out but I’m having trouble with my FTP connection accepting the photo from the cabin. I may try to send it to Facebook from my phone. Bottom line, it didn’t do anything for us, but if it floats your boat, so to speak, do send video.