FLOATING IN FOSTER CITY

FORWARD: This post was initially written on June 16th, 2009 but...

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FORWARD: This post was initially written on June 16th, 2009 but I am now uploading it to the Steem blockchain via @engrave on ChrisRice.blog. You can see my main website at ChrisRice.xyz.


The reason why I am writing this blog is to document my first time kayaking. I was driving through Foster City with my cousin when I spotted kayaks lined up on the shore of the lagoon. I instantly felt excitement. I was so adamant about going that I was able to convince Kristal (my cousin) to get in the boat with me. Sometimes I really love adventure. Unfortunately my excitement proceeded my judgement and in all of my haste, I chose to get into the front seat thinking that I would be leading the way. But while Kristal and I were afloat, I noticed a few odd stares and I think I heard someone make a comment. She said something about me or us being backwards. It took me an additional 20 - 25 minutes to realize that something was indeed off. In all the other kayaks around us the women were in front with the men in the back. Is that embarrasing or what? The front seat was at least half the size as the back seat. While Kristal was lounging with an abundance of space in the back, I was cramped in the itty bitty seat in the front. It got to the point where my legs and feet felt numb.

Well, after floating around for about an hour I gave in and we headed back towards the shore. Even with the numbness and slight embarrassment it was definitely a good experience. I'm glad we went and it only cost $10 each!

P.S. I wrote this blog a little late partly due to the flu. I just now recently recovered. I'm now treasuring my health more than before and it feels so good to be able to drive, talk, eat and walk. While I was ill, I wasn't able to do much but sleep.



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