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Upcoming classes in Brighton, Fenton & Ann Arbor Area

May 4, 2015 Howell, Michigan

Today we began our preparation for classes in the Michigan State Parks in the above mentioned areas.  We plan to also be conducting classes in 2 other areas in the Detroit Metro Area.

Our classes will include Women Only Beginner, Tours & SUP Yoga.  We also offer community paddles open for everyone to join and weekend SUP trips. 

Contact us for more info on the trips and keep an eye out for our classes offered. 

Lindy@paddlethemittensup.com

810-626-8923 vm/text 

Please follow us for updates on FB & Instagram. 

Mahalo! Lindy 

 

Looking Forward to SUP Yoga!

The summer of 2015 will be the most exciting and relaxing SUP Yoga season if the first 4 months is any indication. 

We have a great line-up including classes, workshops, teacher certification and retreats in the works. 

Stay tuned for dates or check out our Sister company http://www.realblissglamping.com for our Summer Solstice SUP Event. Teacher Certification is the 2nd weekend in June.

Please email for more info:

Paddlethemitten@gmail.com

   

     

SUP Snowbird in the Sunshine State

April 2, 2015  Key Largo, Florida

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The Paddle the Mitten SUP rig, Gretchen in the driver’s seat and Miss 1964 Mitty Kitty in Key Largo.

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Erin and I in Chatanooga at the Choo-choo.

I finally figured out that being a SUP Snowbird is the life for me.  Not only have I practiced my skills, met new SUP community members and been completely healthier this winter in Florida, but I’ve scouted some great places to take clients for next February and March!  My winter started out by having the road trip of a lifetime with Mitten Kitten, Erin from Santa Cruz, California.

We started out on the worse day of the year, January 3rd.  It was snowing, freezing rain, sleeting and at one point maybe raining and then back to freezing.  Nothing like driving a “rig” on ice.  It was a cold trip, Nashville low temps were in the 20s.  Erin and I were snug bugs in the little canned ham camper, but there was no paddling in Nashville.  But, there was a lot of music and libations.  We fell in love with Nashville!

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Miss Mavis and her SO.

Another few days on the road, Paula (Deen) tried to kill us with butter in Savannah.  We were entertained by the breakfast crew on Tybee Island and felt at home at the local coffee house. The Southern Hospitality is no joke.  Everyone was incredible friendly and helpful.  We stayed 2 nights on the island and then headed to Titusville, Florida.

We had only one goal in Titusville….to see the rocket launch from Cape Canaveral!  Luckily I found a perfect site in the Manatee Hammock campground directly across from the launch site.  At 5:25am we dragged ourselves out of bed, walked in silence with the other campers to the waters edge and waited.  It was incredible surreal seeing this huge rocket laden with incredible amounts of engineering and science silently lifting up and traveling out of the atmosphere.  A Bucket List check for that!

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Erin braving the cool January temps on the Indian River Lagoon.

 

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3 of the Special Olympic Athletes in Tavernier Key.

Once we arrived with Miss Mitty Kitty to Jensen Beach, it took a while to settle in.  I was itching to get out and paddle, but Mother Nature had other plans.  I didn’t wait to get involved with coaching autistic kids paddleboarding.  It’s been some of the most rewarding work I’ve done in years.  My mentor, Moose Brown of TC Paddle is a Special Olympics Coach and encouraged me to go get training to be a coach also.  In March, I went to the Keys and did just that.

IMG_1051Currently, I’m preparing for the move back to Michigan for the summer season. The last week has been some of the best paddling since January.  Yesterday the water was like glass, not only in the Indian River Lagoon, but also the ocean was amazingly flat.  Gretchen and I went for a walk in the morning and withnessed sharks, dolphins, pompano fish and crabs on the beach.  Living by the ocean really is an amazing experience.

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Key Largo – upside down jelly fish, coral, dolphins, manatees, angel fish and more.

The Upper Keys are an amazing area with all of the mangrove trails and passageways to the ocean.  I spent 4 hours exploring a mangrove trail.  Angel fish were one of my favorite sightings.  We (Gretchen and I) hung out and sunbathed, paddled and swam.

We left out of Paddle! The Florida Keys, the owner Scott is a super knowledgable guy and his staff is top-notch.  I recommend that any one going to that area rent from them and book at tour!

Next year, I’ll be back in the Keys and on the peninsula.  I sugguest that if you are serious about joining me for a SUP Adventure to contact me after you read this and begin planning.  If you like what you see here, follow up on FB and share with your friends!

Mahalo! FIVERRLINDY-3

 

Summer’s Best SUP Weekend Event Details….

February 11, 2015

We’ve posted the event details on this website now.  Please check it out and reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Whether you want to join us for the weekend or just the day…it’ll be another great experience.

This event will sell out!

Mahalo!

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It won’t be winter forever!! Promise!

February 7, 2015  Ocean Breeze, Florida   Spring will be here…it always happens!

 We announced the June dates for the two of our events.  I apologize that the information has been trickling in.  It’s proven to be a struggle to find reliable wi-fi while I am traveling here in Florida.  The campgrounds do not all have wi-fi.  If you are interested in keeping updated, I post regularly on our Facebook page “Real Bliss Glamping Adventures” and “Paddle the Mitten SUP Michigan, LLC”.  Please check us out or sign up for our email updates.

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Below are a few details until I post the complete update under our events page:

June 5-7, 2015 is not a designated stand up paddle event, but we will have boards available.  It is the International Glamping Weekend, a 3 day Camp-out at Brighton Recreation, Lower Bishop Lake Campground.  We have 1 vintage Airstream, 1 vintage Friendship camper and 2 Bell Tents that will be available for accomodations if you do not have your own equipment.

This weekend will include many fun and glamorous things to do.  Once in a lifetime thingys!

Our second event in June is our 5th Annual Summer Solstice SUP Weekend!  Yes, a full weekend of stand up paddling.  Anyone who has joined us in the past will tell you that this weekend is well worth the time, energy and money spent.  You can’t buy new friendship and memories like the ones we create!

Please keep an eye out for the details of these.

Mahalo!

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Sunrise, SUP and Sand! Come Join US!

airstream-beachPaddle the Mitten will be re-locating to Hutchinson Island, Florida January 15th until April 15th.  Come join us for shipwreck tours, paddle board yoga, eco-tours thru the mangroves and more.  We will be located at the Marriott on Hutchinson Island, faced with the Atlantic Ocean and the intercoastal.  To recieve your discount stay code, call Lindy at 810-626-8923 or email paddlethemitten@gmail.com

Mahalo!

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Thanks Everyday! Customer Appreciation Friday!

GatherPTM1November 26, 2014 Howell, Michigan  

Thursday most like you’ll be gathering with your family and friends enjoying the traditions of the holiday.  Fortunately, Paddle the Mitten always believes in family and friends first.  With that said, we will not be working on Thurday, but we definetly will be bringing some amazing Santa Sales on used boards!

These savings will be rock bottom! We have a surplus of beautiful boards (some hardly even used) that we want to pass along to our clients!  If you are a clients of PTM, then you’ll get an extra bonus to put under the tree!

So, if you are thinking about getting a paddleboard for yourself or a gift, NOW is the time to do it!

We will also have our SUP Retreat and Event Gift Certificates ON Sale!  Planning ahead is always a plus with us!

Call 810-626-8923 or email paddlethemitten@gmail.com

 

Witches & Kittens Glamp Weekend

Join us for the whole weekend, one night or just Saturday!

Date: October 17-19, 2014

Location: Camp Dearborn, Milford, Michigan

Known for bringing together a great group of women, Linda creates weekend get-aways that will leave you with memories to laugh and smile about for years.  It’s all in the details of how everything is presented and taken care of.

If you do not paddle, you are welcome to join us! Bring your friends or come alone!

Accommodations:

Airstream Trailer (Base Camp) – 2 spaces available $100 for the weekend includes activities & Saturday dinner.

Bring Your Own Tent – $70 for the weekend includes activities & Saturday dinner.

Bring your own Trailer- $90 for the weekend includes activites & Saturday dinner, $50 for each additional person.

Resort Cabins – sleeps 3- 6 (3 double beds) $250 two nights, add $50 each person for activities $ dinner.

Saturday and Sunday -

Saturday Pass – Activities & Kampfire dinner $40

Agenda:

Friday: 3pm -10pm Meet & Greet (Move-in, Yummies, Kampfire)

Saturday: 6:30 to 9:30am Kawfee & BYOBreakfast/BYOLunch

Sign-up for: Morning Walk (prancercise by a special guest), Krafty Kamp, Autumn Solstice Yoga Class by Lisa Shumway from Spirit Rising Yoga, Pangea Organics Spa Class, Witches & Kittens Paddle,  Gathering of the Witches & Kittens for Kampfire dinner.  Bring your own potion.

Sunday: 6:30 to 9:30am Kawfee & BYOBreakfast

Morning SUP Solstice Salutations

Pack-up, Milford shopping and mid-day lunch & drinks.

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Used Board Sale 2014

It’s the best time of year if you are a bargin hunter!  Our Riviera boards are slightly used and available to you for up to 30% off the MSRP.

Riviera Select & Select Series, Voyagers, Yoga Mats and Hovie Lily and Lotus Yoga boards are available.

Contact aloha@paddlethemittensup.com or 810-626-8923

Sunday September 6th we have an open paddle board sale at Lake Shannon, inquire for details.

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End of Summer SUP

It’s been a busy and fun summer with many new paddlers and friends that have joined us over the past 4 years.  We are in our last week of summer, with a push to get on the water.

The week of August 24th looks like this, but contact us and we can arrange a class for you!

Sunday August 24th  Lake Shannon, Hartland, Michigan

Monday August 25th Lake Shannon, Hartland, Michigan

Tuesday August 26th  Classes Available

Wednesday August 27th Higgins Lake Area & White Lake Area

Thursday August 28th Torch & Elk Lake & White Lake Area

Friday August 29th Traverse City & White Lake Area

Saturday August 30th Runyan Lake, Fenton, Michigan Stand Up For Caregivers Event

Sunday August 31st Lake Shannon, Hartland, MI and Walled Lake Area

SUPcoming Events:

Sept 14-17  Debuque, Iowa & Madison, Wisconsin  Riviera Lotus SUP Yoga Series

October Suttons Bay SUP & Paddle Board Yoga Retreat! Details soon!

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