(Relatively) Simple Pleasures: SUPPing is Super Fun

217 Mike in Hawaii copyThe last time we visited our son, Michael, and his family in Hawaii,
we all sort of fell in love with SUPping (stand up paddle boarding). Michael surfingMike and Grace are surfers, but that takes a lot of strength and practice, Shall we surf?…and—surfing isn’t always possible in Michigan. Joel and AmelieHowever, on our little lake, the SUP makes for the perfect adventure,
On our dock not only for the brave and daring, but for all of us Joel with Sophie…even the smallest of cruise passengers!  LindaYou don’t have to be young and svelte like Linda, either.
Even I enjoy our SUP!  Jon presenting Linda with a water lilyOf course, it’s not quite as romantic as an old-fashioned ride in our rowboat, Jon and Sophiebut SUPs are relatively inexpensive, light, stable on quiet water, easy to handle, very transportable via car-top, and super fun for the whole family!

“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Psalm 103:1-5

(The second and third pictures of Michael—surfing and in the snow—were taken by Brianna and Grace, two of my artsy daughters-in-law. Thanks, dears!)

3 responses to “(Relatively) Simple Pleasures: SUPPing is Super Fun

  1. Love Love Love – what a great picture story!!

  2. Dear Kathi,
    Thank you for showing us the lovely pictures of two of my beautiful grandchildren and their lovely parents! Great that Uncle Joel is there too. Sophie seems to take the paddling business seriously, no smiles there. I’m sure you see a big change in her as I do.
    I’m so glad that the whole family can find time to relax at your place. I wouldn’t mind a ride in a boat myself!

  3. Hi Sarah! Yes, I wish you and Christoph could come for some boat rides too! Sophie is getting so big and is very sober about new experiences, but she practically never complains and takes everything in stride! Your (our) grand kids are such a joy!!

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