My friend Janet and I trooped down to Point State Park today for the Venture Outdoors festival with all the best intentions of being outdoorsy and active. And we started out with gusto! Geared up in our athletic wear and armed with bottles of water, we headed out on our great adventure.
|Let the adventure begin!|
First stop: bike rental station. They were out of bikes to rent, but they informed us that the station back in town was still renting. “Meh”, that would require walking back into town. We forged ahead, sans-bikes.
Next stop: kayaking station. There were about one hundred people in line for kayaking. “Meh”, that would require standing in line in the sun for longer than was comfortable. We forged ahead, sans-kayaks.
|At least it was pretty!|
Third stop: dragon boat station. This stop was (sort of) a success! We made it into the boat, that was the successful bit, but it was all downhill from there. The group that we were boating with never seemed to grasp the concepts of rhythm or timing resulting in a clamoring of paddles in the water and a fairly slow-go of things, to say the least. It was a really pretty day on the water, though. So there was that.
Final stop: fishing station. Just kidding, we didn’t even consider that one because, well, ick.
|Janet won! (I didn't)|
|So convenient - and free!|
Since it seemed we had reached our limit on outdoorsy and active, we decided to take the new North Shore connector (yay public transit in Pittsburgh!) over to a brewery for lunch and a beer followed by some gambling at the casino.
So our "Venture Outdoors" proved neither terribly outdoorsy nor active – but it was fun none-the-less and I was apparently outdoors long enough to earn my first sunburn of the season.
|It doesn't take much... Yeesh.|