Friday, January 21, 2011

Update on Spring Adventure Kickoff Weekend

I wanted to give everyone an update on our spring kickoff weekend coming up the last weekend of February. We've received commitments from lots of factory reps for the Adventure Trade Show on Saturday, the 26th of February - including North Face, SPOT, Osprey, Native Watercraft, Hurricane, Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Yakima, PacSafe, Gregory, The Camp Fly Fishing School with more coming on board daily! All of these reps have also committed some fantastic prizes for our giveaways on the weekend. These prizes include a North Face tent, Kayaking accessories from several vendors, Smartwool socks and lots of other goodies.

A new feature for the Adventure Trade show on Saturday the 26th will be our new Seminar Room. We'll offer "how to" and "where to" seminars all day long. I've already booked most of the seminars - and will release a schedule for the day soon.

Also the Reel Paddling Film Festival is all set for Saturday evening February 26th at 6pm. We have received our tickets from RPFF and they are ready for purchase. Last year was a blast - and this year promises to be even better. I really advise everyone to purchase your tickets as soon as possible because we are limited to around 50 tickets - and have already sold over 10 as of this blog.

Our demo is on track to be a great event again this year. It's scheduled for Sunday the 27th of February. Virtually every factory rep will be on hand - as will the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club, the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Pack & Paddle Family Grows Again!

Becky and I are proud to announce that the Pack & Paddle family has grown again. Our son Matt and his wife Rebecca delivered our first Grandbaby. Liam Matthew was born on September 14th. Life has been so crazy since then, we're just getting around to letting everyone get their first glimpse of a whole new generation!
We are so proud and happy to have yet another Williams around. We can't wait to spoil him with great trips paddling, hiking and kayak fishing.

Brand New Liam still in the hospital.

Baby or Tree frog?

Mom and Dad already reading to Liam about having adventures.

Liam is already wearing Patagonia clothes!

Becky with Liam - His first time on a kayak!

Already a nature lover.