Last week, my nice friend and I were in the middle of a heat wave, and not even the air conditioner was helping to cool us off, then we talked about going to the pool, but there were so many people there, there was resting room only, then my kids wanted to go to the Big Sioux River… They had study you could rent kayaks there, and i kind of balked at $60 per guy rental fee, even though I would have paid the same price for an amusement park, and the kids wouldn’t have been on or in the water all day. I told them to gather their sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen, and my nice friend and I headed to where the kayak rental was, then now, my nice friend and I had a problem. Our son wanted the sit up paddle board, but my partner wanted the pedal boat. I told them they had to all choose the same thing, or no one was going on the water. We opted for a raft, so my nice friend and I could all go together. The staff could set up a route for us that could be accessed by raft. Our route took us down the Big Sioux River, and through downtown Sioux Falls. It was hot, but the water was soothing and my nice friend and I had our hands or legs in the water most of the time. The entire experience was fun, and my nice friend and I didn’t need to focus on our route, but just on having fun. I know I balked at the price, but it was certainly worth it when my nice friend and I all got off the river and were laughing. Our youngest son fell in the water, and my nice friend and I had to fish him out. Other than that, there were no sunburns, and it helped to beat the heat.