Mcleod and his group of Highlanders decided to take full advantage of a fine weekend to paddle and campout on Mother Kaw last weekend. Although the temps dip a little low on Saturday night a great time was had by this group of adventures from Wichita! We hope to see them back soon!
If you have ever wondered why should I attend a pool session??? UAC thought we would give you some tantalizing reasons to join us. We only have 3 more pool sessions left before our paddling season begins! Sunday March 10th and Sunday March 24th and April 14th. 10 am to 2pm. Click here for the rest of the details http://www.facebook.com/events/190455924412873/ . Puppy
1. Have you ever tried a touring kayak? Its a great way to explore mother kaw! — with Timothy Ward and Mindi Salas.
2. Learn to paddle with a gaggle of your friends.
3. Come find out what UAC and a kayak can do for your state of mind! — with Katy Ibsen.
4. Learn how to paddle one handed. — with Rachel Hagemann and Darren Rausch.
5. Paddling for 2? Sure give it a try. — with Addy Pruett.
6. Learn how to chill out like a real professional. — with Ron Miller.
7. Learn how to fall out of a kayak and keep a smile on your face.
8. How to paddle, balance, stick your tongue out and not spill your drink! — with Shannon Wilson Parker.
9. Learn how to play in a wave! — with Timothy Ward.
Presidents Day started out as partly cloudy and 45 degrees. By the time we got on the water it was 35 degrees breezy. The day was back and forth between calm and nice to windy and whitecaps. Regardless of the challenges of the day it beat being at work! As we warmed up by the fireplace at the house we cheered to another day on the river and to the return of warm weather soon!
2013 is off to a great start! 9 paddlers showed up at the Free State pool for a sunday morning of paddling, splashing, stalling, rolling, squirting, cart wheeling and a stellar game of paddle ball! Intereseted in joining us? We have 2 pool sessions scheduled for Feburary. The 3rd and the 17th. Join us if you can! Puppy
What can one do on a 49 degree January day in Kansas? Go for a paddle. What can make the day even more enjoyable? Spend it with your great friend and business partner on his birthday! Uncle Ron, Dan and I took a little paddle on the Delaware and then on to Mother Kaw for a the first float of 2013.
Uncle Ron and I were having your end of the year board meeting this week. As with most of our board meetings we had a few important topics of discussion that we wanted to share with our vested interest group. The first of which was to get a thank you out to all that paddled with us in 2012. We both want to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone for such a fantastic year of paddling! To the groupies, pirates, bachelors, bachelorettes, families, friends, moonlight floaters, daytime floaters, smore eaters, geologist, biologist, idealogist, , dogs, campers, multi-day paddlers, pole dancers, mushroom hunters, beach combers, out of starters, floaters, soakers, birthday partiers, tittie twisters (this was a guy on guy thing), transporters, Redi-2-Party for the rocking bus rides, to Jay for the best float that we have and all of the sand lovin mother kaw floatin friends we have…THANKS!!!
The second order of business was business. Considering how well everything went with floats in 2012 we figured we had better educate ourselves on some business terminology. After carefully scrutiny and a several IPA’s we believe that we have a firm grasp on the business lingo that will take UAC into 2013 with success. We thought we might share some of those terms and definitions with you.
• financial spread sheets: we still aren’t sure of which is better, being in the black or red. we decided to keep it natural and go with mother kaw green.
• joint ownership: see Uncle Ron about this.
• seed money: see above.
• accelerated deprecation: this would be uncle ron’s back after loading canoes.
• fixed assets: this one was tough but we conclude that Ky, Sam and Suke (Uncle Ron’s new puppy) would fall under this category.
• ergonomics: this was pretty easy considering that all of our kayaks and canoes are pretty darn comfortable.
• Unlimited liability: not Up a Creek
• floating rates: single kayaks $30, tandem kayaks $40 and canoes $50. Whew! That was the easiest one to answer.
• rate of interest: This is some real math work. Take the quality and quantity of beer that paddlers have. Divide it by the number of males and females in the group. Multiple it by the days forecast. The answer will tell you whether or not Uncle Ron and I will be interested in floating with you.
• keystone: very, very bad beer!
• microbusiness : Up a Creek
• equal opportunities: Uncle Ron is all about equal opportunities… you have the right to paddle regardless of gender, age, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
• seasonal business: sure, we float in every season of the year.
• tender: your foot after you stepped on a cockle bur without sandals on.
• inventory levels: we walked down to the barn and looked in at the trailers, paddles, kayaks, life vests and canoes; we then walked back up to the house for another beer.
• freebie: Uncle Ron says there is no such thing!
• discount: refer to the answer above.
• salary/wages: refer to the answer two above.
• dirty price: the rate for the naughty pirate float.
• accountant: we should probably hire one.
• accounting costs: hmmm, this is why we need an accountant.
• hyperinflation: a super fast expanding life vest.
• think tank: drinking martinis at Uncle Ron’s
• virus: what happened on the river was suppose to stay on the river!
• Vision statement and Guarantee: ”If you have a bad time, it’s your own fault!”
Thanks again paddlers and we’ll see you in 2013!
Uncle Ron and Puppy
Hey Hey paddlers! We are back at the freestate pool on sundays getting our roll on! If you have any interest in trying a playboat or even a regular rec boat in a controlled enviroment come and join us! Puppy
We named this float with the thought that this December would be our last on the planet. After a foggy start we were on the water with blue sky's on our shoulders and clear water underneath us. Thats right paddlers, clear water all the way to the sandy bottom! It was such a great day for a float there is no way we can call it our last. Not a bad way to spend the last month of the year and we are looking forward to 2013! Enjoy the pics! Puppy
Even though the days are turning a little cooler UAC is still puttin paddlers on the water. Kelli, Chris, Wanda and Jackson were all newbie kayakers that had a fine day for paddling Mother Kaw!
It’s been quite a year for Katy’s, Katie’s, Kaitlin’s and UAC. This last weekend was yet another Katie birthday float…Katie was turning 30 something???? We didn’t get that information out of her but what UAC did get was another fine group of paddlers and another fine day of paddling on the Kaw! October and 765 cubic feet per second on the river might mean a cold day of pulling kayaks and canoes down the river but all turned out swell for Katie and her band of friends that showed up to celebrate the day in style!