In the 20 years I’ve lived in Arizona, I’ve been to very few of our lakes. One of the downsides to living in the desert is the lack of bodies of water. I grew up around expansive lakes and reservoirs in Indiana, so that aspect of nature calls to me. Luckily I live just 45 minutes from the nearest major lake, which is Canyon Lake. It’s surprising that I had never been to that area, but as “adventure” is our word for 2019, I figured a visit was in order! I’ve been wanting to spend extra time outdoors with Wynston as of late, so I made an impulse decision to pack up the car for an afternoon at the lake.
An important part of any outdoor adventure is snacks! But I mean, let’s be honest, snacks are necessary in general 😉 However, if you’re hitting the water with your pup for some kayaking, it’s a good idea to be prepared with delicious treats. I prefer to pack snacks that I can share with Wynston, that way I’m saving space and bringing less onto my boat. If you’re going to be out on the water for more than an hour or so, I’d suggest making sure your tummy stays full and you stay hydrated. Here’s a list of my favorite snacks to share with your dog while kayaking.
Yesterday we received results of my stepdad’s (David) latest cancer biopsy. In 2016 he was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, and now it’s more aggressive than ever – the current nodules in his lungs are positive for high-grade malignant metastatic prostate cancer.
Today our family cat, Ceto, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. On Tuesday we found out she had a 2-3 INCH tumor in her stomach. She’d basically been starving to death, so it was time for her to make her crossing.
Tomorrow I have a mammogram, at the age of 30. There’s a lump in my right breast. Breast cancer runs in my family.
So why am I sharing all of this incredibly personal information? Because this is life behind the glory of traveling, kayaking, and owning a business. This is the raw truth as of today, and I know everyone can relate to a piece of it.
Lake Nasworthy is a little gem tucked away on the outskirts of sunny San Angelo, TX. It’s not a “tourist attraction” by any means, but San Angelo is hardly a popular vacation destination as it is. The city could be considered a “military town,” with Goodfellow Air Force Base at the center. Having a population of only 100,000 people, San Angelo boasts local beauty and culture…and not much else. However if you find yourself in the area, I personally think Lake Nasworthy is a great spot to visit. It’s dog-friendly, offers camping areas, and is a nice spot for fishing. At the lake you will find Goodfellow AFC Recreation Camp where you can rent boats, kayaks and cabins. If you’re looking for something to do, you can make a fun day trip out of it with your pup!
I went kayaking with Wynston for my first time on August 9, 2018. I literally had no idea what I was doing. I did zero research before Wynston and I sat in a kayak and were shoved into the lake by a dock attendant. I learned as I went and was prepared with what I thought I would need. Turns out, I didn’t do too badly! It was quite an incredible first experience and it prepared me even more for the next outing! Kayaking with a dog is different than going out alone. If you’re new to kayaking with your dog, take my word for it – it’s more fun and relaxing than stressful. To get you started here are some beginner tips for kayaking with dogs.