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My first meeting with other Sparkers! And would you call it Kayaking?

Monday, July 12, 2010

When I first started at SP I was amazed that our little area had a local team. I quickly joined as I loved the idea of others close by doing the same thing as me. Our leaders are very good about posting activities that are going on in the area and sometimes creating their own activities. For the month of July they decided to have a Binghamton Spark Rally at a local park.

A few of the team’s members met at the park and had a pot luck lunch – all healthy and very tasty food was enjoyed by all. After lunch some of us went kayaking while others swam.

Our area is surrounded by rivers so when you say you went kayaking people imagine white rapids and kayaks that flip over. We kayaked on a lake with the type of kayak that your feet are still showing. I’m a newbie to kayaking so my ignorance shows here.

Anyway, it might have been more like paddling around in the lake, but it was a nice little workout and relaxing at the same time for someone like me that finds peace around the water. This won’t be my last time kayaking and maybe someday I will try it in a local river.
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  • NANASHANON
    How neat to actually meet other Sparkers face-to-face!! As for kayaking~~I love it. Not only is it good exercise but you are so close to nature! I'm glad you liked it and hope you kayak ever chance you get.
    3879 days ago
  • DENI_ZEN
    emoticon Some wild applause is in order for your willingness to get out there and give the rally - AND kayaking! - the ol' college try! It sounds like lots of fun...and a boatload of EXERCISE! Good for you, and I'm glad you're looking forward to doing more of it in the future :) - Sandi emoticon
    3879 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Some affectionately call it "yakking!" :-)

    What a great time we had!

    Don
    3879 days ago
  • ALASKASKY
    Wish I was there. I love the water.

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    3879 days ago
  • LIBBYFITZ
    emoticon sounds like fun!

    3879 days ago
  • SALONGIRL70
    I'm happy you met other sparkers in your area.
    3879 days ago
  • JERICAJJ
    Cool! Glad you had fun connecting with SP folks in your area.
    And I like that type of kayaking, too.
    :) Jerica
    3879 days ago
  • AUNTJENNY7
    Glad you had such a good time! I was just watching something on the news about how kayaking has become a very popular sport recently.

    Nice that you all had a pot luck too with healthy foods :)

    I sometimes wish that us Mahogany Melters all lived close by eachother so that we could all have little Melters get together. But, we don't, so we'll all just have to enjoy eachother online :)

    Have a good day and plan another kayaking trip soon!

    Jen
    3879 days ago
  • SUNNY2010
    Kayaking is fun! It's a good work-out for the upper body and relaxing at the same time.
    That's cool you have a SP group in your area! It's great to connect with others that have similar goals. emoticon emoticon
    3879 days ago
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