I honestly lost count of how many times we took the kayaks out this summer. If I had to guess, I'd say at least a dozen times with different friends. We are SO glad we made the decision to get them, they were definitely worth the start-up cost. It has been so much fun exploring new lakes, going paddling at all hours of the day (and night) and bringing along new friends to kayak. I'll share more paddle photos from this year when I have time, but here's a few from our last time out this year.
Our last paddle was downright chilly - it was below freezing when we started out. So hot chocolate in my trusty thermos was a must. :)