Aaron's Bachelor Party

Over the weekend we went to Traverse City to celebrate Aaron’s Bachelor Party. A super nice cabin a few miles outside of the city and right next to the lake that meanders all the way to Lake Michigan was rented.

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The river was watched…

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…Burgers were flipped…

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…Drones were flown…

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…Baseballs were hit…

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… and we spent an evening in the city to visit the Right Brain Brewery where we tasted their beer and got a private tour by the head brewer who happened to be a member of our group. After that we walked further into traverse city and ate some burgers.

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On Saturday we wanted to do a kayak tour into Traverse City. The rental place suggested a drop-off location half way between our cabin and the city. Two single kayaks were part of the cabin equipment and in order to simplify logistics, Blake and I took off right from the cabin for a long ride on the river. It turned out that this was the best decision of the weekend. At this point, the river still was very fast and the ride was a blast. One had to be careful when going through the light rapids and to avoid larger stones in the water. It was very challenging and definitely a step up from what I was used to.

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Two hours later we met with the rest of the gang to continue the ride - now with a much more relaxed pace on a wider river behind a dam.

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The weekend was a lot of fun, the cabin a great choice and the kayak ride my absolute highlight.