Redneck Sports: Canal Waterskiing

For this month’s edition of Redneck Sports, we head to the canal. The long, hot nights of summer force people into some inventive situations. You have to take stock of what you have and see what you can do with it. We had:

  1. A four-wheeler
  2. Water skis
  3. A rope
  4. Two very willing boys

Add in a canal and you can kill some time. Nobody went more than 10 or 15 feet. But at least the driver didn’t drive into the canal (that video would’ve gone viral).

For those of you trying this at home, the canal was only a few feet deep and very slow moving, and we had about four or five adults all lined up and down the canal.

Where’s Your Outdoor Happy Place

It’s been a week since I’ve strapped on skis, far too long. The season is coming to an end and the tourists have exited, leaving the mountain to the locals. I am still carving first tracks at ten. As the wind hits me, I hold out my arms to feel it rushing over my shoulders and push myself faster down the hill. It’s as if it’s the first time I’ve breathed all week. I am in my happy place.

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