We had a good time this year at Canoecopia and we want to thank all of you who braved the winter weather to come on out to the show. We enjoyed being back in Madison, WI, and reuniting with our Canoecopia booth neighbors (they are so much fun!) - AND loved visiting with our customers. It’s like our home away from home when we are there. We love it!
On a personal note…it was a little different for us this year at the show. Part of our NorthPoint Paddles family couldn’t make it due to illness. Brita’s parents, Norm and Beth, had to cancel going to Canoecopia at the last minute. They were so bummed they couldn’t make it – they love being there as much as we do – and we love having them there. Thankfully, they are both doing better now.
Before heading back home, we took a detour to the shores of Lake Michigan, taking advantage of the blue sky that day. Even though we are from the west coast, it still blows us away at how absolutely huge Lake Michigan really is – we feel like we are standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, not a lake! Well, our detour didn’t disappoint. It was so cool (no pun intended!) to see the piles of snow that was literally in frozen pieces. And it was also fun to watch the pieces of ice floating on the lake surface that would surf on the crest of each wave that came in - making clinking noises as it went. Fun experience!
Our flight home had an interesting twist to it…as we descended for our landing in Seattle, one of the engines on our plane was hit by lightning! Thankfully, no damage to the plane and we landed safely. Whew! Never a dull moment!
We are looking forward to going back to Canoecopia next year. The dates for Canoecopia2020 are March 13-15. Don’t miss it! Hope to see you there next year!
Keep on Paddling!
Randy & Brita Isselin