While making our reservations for Milo McIver State Park, I noticed the Interpretive Ranger Program offered a kayaking class during our stay. The two hour class included a bit of training and time on the water—kayaks, paddles, and life-vests provided—for $15 per person. It sounded like a good deal to me. I mentioned the class to our friends, the Keiters, and they agreed to join us.
Since our arrival at Milo McIver on Saturday, we’ve experienced quite a bit of rain, today being the heaviest rains. (Of course, it poured while we were packing up, moving sites, and resetting camp). This evening was the scheduled class. I must admit, the idea of sitting in a kayak on the river while the rain falls on me did not appeal.
Gratefully, at class time, the rain quit and the skies cleared a bit. The entire class time remained dry (except for a few paddle splashes). As we returned to our vehicle to drive home, the rain began again. (Thank you, God, for the 2 hour reprieve.)
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Ranger Kevin, our fearless leader. He did a great job of gently leading while sharing his quick wit. The class wouldn’t have been as much fun without him. Thanks, Kevin.