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Has work been driving you crazy? Do you dig Jimmy Buffett, Odis Redding and Bob Marley? Maybe what you need is a Parrothead paddle! Leave the party-poopers at home on this trip.

Contributed By: Ed Schessl

Critical Item Boat stuff; kayak or canoe, paddle, PFD, flashlight etc. for night trip
Critical Item At least 4 paddlers wearing Hawaiian shirts
Critical Item CD player, MP3 player, Tape, whatever makes noise
Critical Item Music: Jimmy Buffett, Otis Redding and Bob Marley
Critical Item Big beach blanket, serving glasses, shot glass, lantern
Critical Item Cooler with ice, light rum, tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, half-and-half, sour mix, whole fresh pineapple, course salt and snacks
Critical Item = critical items

Special Instructions:

In the Beginning: Select island destination. Load boats. Transport. Tie cooler on strongest paddler's boat. Start with Otis Redding's (Sittin' on) The Dock of The Bay. Paddle.

On the Island: Beach at favorable sunset viewing location. Put down blanket, cut pineapple. Make margaritas (2 oz tequila, 1 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz Lime Juice, fill glass with ice). Shake with Bob Marley tunes. Line glass with salt. Pour.

Key Lime Pie: Fill large shaker glass with ice and 2 oz light rum, 2 oz Triple Sec, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 cup half-and-half, 1 cup Mr. and Mrs. T Sour Mix. Shake well while listening to Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. Pour into serving glasses. Enjoy.

Wrapup: Play Margaritaville. Clean up whatever mess you made on the beach. Load kayaks. Don't forget to enjoy that Lovely Cruise home.


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