After buying an inflatable boat, then selling it, buying another inflatable boat, then selling that one, then borrowing our friend's kayaks for two summers, then being gifted an inflatable kayak, which he also sold,
Florian has finally settled on an inflatable zodiac as his favorite toy in the world.
It is actually pretty cool because two people can fit in it,
and you can paddle or use the motor that Florian also bought.
But sometimes a girl's gotta have her own toys, especially since I never know how long Florian's toys are going to stay around. We found an incredible kayak, lightweight and almost small enough to fit in my Honda, but big enough to put Dahlia in it should I ever decide to.
Had to go to several Dick's Sporting Goods to find one where they hadn't already sold out,
but finally found the perfect little kayak to enjoy all by myself.
And found that there are really few things more relaxing than going kayaking solo.
That being out on the water in the middle of the afternoon, alone in the midst of a still, silent expanse of water, surrounded by trees and sky and with boyfriend and dogs and even Uncle Johnny off doing their own things, is a great unheralded pleasure.