@DiscoverBoating – Summer fun on the river! #Ambassador! #MC #Sponsored

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We haven’t been able to get out on the river this summer like we wanted to because of all our rain that we’ve had. Here in the Midwest, our rain has been insane. This is a river that is just outside Cedar Rapids, IA. The river is just up under the bridge. You’d think this would be great boating water, right? Wrong. This is one of the most dangerous times to get out on the boat.

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With this said, we have still been able to get out on the river in papa’s pontoon. We never miss an opportunity to go out on the good ol’ Mississippi! We’ve gone out a couple of times this summer when the level dropped and it was safe. Of course, we have to stop at the amazing beaches that are on the Mississippi River.

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My favorite memory of our summers are boating with family and friends. When the uncles break out the jet ski, the kids are all over that chance! Regardless if you’re boating in a speed boat, pontoon or a jet ski, always make sure to wear a life jacket. The smaller nieces and nephews don’t like to wear their life jacket, but they have to wear them. When we’re out on the river, I personally don’t like to fish. None of us really do fish; we mostly go out to enjoy this amazing summer weather that we’re having, ski behind the boat, mingle with family and soak up some sun. Nothing screams relaxation like the wind in your hair while your riding those waves!

Discover Boating has some helpful information on their website for anyone going out on the water this summer.

Discover Boating is the U.S. recreational boating industry’s nonprofit awareness program to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. Packed with easy, interactive features to familiarize people with all aspects of life on the water, DiscoverBoating.com offers a boat selector guide, cost comparison tool, renting options, favorite boating destinations, links to education courses – even nautical lingo and how-to videos. Plus, DiscoverBoating.com offers tools and information for experienced boaters looking to learn more.

Do you have plans to be on the water? Be sure to visit www.DiscoverBoating.com for some great tips on how to choose the perfect boat, great tips & advice as well as Boating Activities. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest.The summer isn’t over yet. I’m looking forward to many more great summer adventures on the river!