my favorite things about kayaking....
Watching my (then) 6 yr old son Henry compete in the downriver race at Lyons and finish it too
Having him tell me that paddling with EJ makes him nervous (it took three hours to finally get it through his head that EJ wasn't trying to kill him in the hole)
Watching him compete in the North American Junior Olympics Whitewater Championships and US Cup in K-1 Slalom and oddly enough, a little C-2 with Sam Drevo as his rudderman.
Watching him learn to surf and play
Letting him lead on the river
Watching him swim Smelter 3 times out of 5 attempts, he made it on two and picked his own line.
hearing him call me on a bet he made with me (see, daddy, I told you the cooking lady was going to swim, where's my dollar?) Jon & Don at CK know what I am talking about there.
Learning to become his shuttle driver....
GaryE, you still alive????