Family Fun with the Kayaks!

Family Fun with the Kayaks!

Family Fun with the Kayaks!

I had a family reunion a couple weeks ago. This is not your typical family reunion with cousins you’ve never met, let alone seen, before. My extended family is very close-knit and (I hope it’s safe to say) we all look forward to the DFR (aka Dixon Family Reunion) every year, truly. My dad and his two siblings take turns planning it each year. This year was my Uncle Brent’s turn, so we went to Pineview Dam near Huntsville, Utah. I have about 20 cousins in the age range of 28-35. They all have spouses and, on average, 4 kids each; so our family is pushing close to 60 people. The kids range from brand new babies to 16 years old.

As you know, Lifetime acquired the kayak company, Dragonfly Innovation, back in February. I bought two of the blue Calypso kayaks and decided I’d take them up to the lake and see what kind of reaction they got. Let’s just say, there wasn’t a moment where someone wasn’t on them. I had to reserve a turn with one so I could try it out myself! Needless to say, they were a hit. The best part about them is they don’t tip very easily, unless you use them like my 16-year old brother and cousin who kept rocking and tipping each other over for the thrill of doing it. These kayaks were invented not only with beginners in mind, but for beginners. Kayaks are a great water sport because they don’t require a boat to pull it, like a tube but you can maneuver yourself, unlike a regular floatation device that just floats on the water.

If you are looking for a fun family sport that’s inexpensive and brings everyone together—kayaking is the way to go!

Tonnie

Tonnie

Name: Tonnie

Position at Lifetime Products: PR/Communications Coordinator—it consists of planning fun events, talking and meeting with great people, brainstorming and executing creative ideas, etc. etc. How can I not love this job?!

How long at Lifetime Products: Since January 2010

My favorite Lifetime Products: Daylite Kayak, Ace Flyer Teeter Totter, Contoured Stacking Chair, Double Shot, Composter, 30” Personal Table, last but certainly not least the Wiggle Car

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kayaking guy

7/12/2011 4:44:22 AM

I agree, kayaking is the way to go. I just recently took a trip with family to a lake with my kayaks. Not everyone had kayaked before, but everyone loved it. There wasn't a time when they weren't in use the whole entire day.

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Tonnie

7/12/2011 10:35:59 AM

That's great to hear! It sounds a lot like the experience I had as well. Thanks for sharing!

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