Up A Lazy River

“Up a lazy river by the old mill run
The lazy, lazy river in the noon day sun
Linger in the shade of a kind old tree
Throw away your troubles and dream a dream with me…”

For Father’s Day, grab your family and take Dad floating on the river or lake for a relaxing holiday.  Present him with his own Big Bobber Cooler so he'll relax and enjoy the ride with a cool drink.
This cooler is amusing, and practical:
+ Easily seen in the water so he won’t lose it when coasting through the rapids

  + Can be tied with a cord to his inner tube, kayak or fishing boat to keep it arm’s length away
  + Meets the code for coolers on the rivers (yes, many rivers have a cooler size restriction—a relief that he won’t have to walk it back to the car when the park rangers are policing the river for outsized coolers)
 Spice It Up:  Get him ready for the trip with Keen Newport sandals. This brand is one of the best waterproof sandals out there.  

Keen sandals are better suited for summer activities than flip-flops because they have a protective rubber toe and grippy soles to prevent injuries on slippery rocks, and the cut-outs allow air to keep feet cool.

No doubt he will end up wearing them all summer long whether swimming, working in the yard, or hanging out on the weekends!
Then, stock the cooler with a six pack of various craft beers (at some stores they are sold in singles), so he can sample a variety of tasty beers.

Or, for a non-alcoholic twist, buy a cool selection of old school sodas like Big Red, NeHi, IBC Root Beer, etc.


Where to buy: 

The Big Bobber cooler can be purchased at Academy, Bed Bath & Beyond, BassPro Shop, or WalMart. $29.99
Keen Newport Sandals are available at many sporting goods stores including: REI, Whole Earth Provision Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s. Keen’s have styles for both men and women in a variety of colors $100.00

Note: Be sure to check for sales—I bought a pair at 50% off at Whole Earth Provision Company. REI shows them online on sale for $69.99
Craft Style Beers: Check your local liquor store for a variety of Craft beers in the can (no glass allowed at the Lake or River!).  For guidance, check out the Craft Beer Brewers Association website called Craft Beer or the Beer Advocate. on average $7.00-$18.00 per six pack

Retro Soda Pop:  Old fashioned sodas can be found at local gourmet grocers or look at these websites online: Vintage Soda Company and Dr. Soda. $1.29-$1.50 per
Note: Careful with the retro sodas as most are packaged in glass bottles.  While they will fit in the Bobber, it is best not to have glass in the pool/lake/river.

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