This Sunset Race fell on Corvin’s 11th birthday. What is a dad to do, but take his son out late on a school night to celebrate. I picked up the kids from school and loaded the boat. When Danelle got home, Corvin and I set off. Corvin was pleasantly surprised when we made a stop at the gas station for supplies before paddling. I often stop to get a warm drink as it gets colder or a snack for extra energy.
We got to the ramp and unloaded the supplies getting the boat down by the river. Jo and Joe were both there to paddle with us.
After a great father son paddle, Corvin helped me pack up and we headed home. The plan was to go to Strange Donuts afterwards and pick up a custom apple creation that was only for a few days. I wanted to unload quickly and found that our 3 paddles had not made it into the van. I quickly switched to Danelle’s car without finishing unloading and drove back to the ramp to see if the paddles where still there.
I was able to recover the paddles, but I had left Corvin at home. I figured I would make a quick run to Strange Donuts and then share with Corvin when I got home. Unfortunately the donut line was 45 minutes long before I could get what I came for. When I got home, Corvin was asleep and worried that I was mad at him.
I couldn’t be mad it him, I was just in a rush to attempt to recover the left paddles. It all turned out. In the morning, I was able to give Corvin his donuts and assure him it was all okay. It was a good birthday for him and paddle, but if I had waited 1 more minute, he could have ridden with me for the excitement.