Canoecopia is in a sense what you expect to get out it. It's a gear show, It's a symposium, it's entertainment, it's shopping, it's a family reunion, it's business, it's a party, it's hard-core.
I can remember when I turned down the opportunity to go to the Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Symposium in Grand Marais, Michigan. After all, Grand Marais is a very, very small community so far north in the UP that gravel roads were still major roadways! Well, they're mostly paved now but Grand Marais is still 3 miles and a left turn off the edge of the world. It's funny looking back. This year I've cut my annual symposium attendance down to two, and GLSKS is standing tall.
Well, it's Wednesday. The holidays are over and it's time to get back to work. Great! I need a rest! We closed out the holidays by spending the last day of the year snowshoeing then we got up on New Year's day to paddle at the annual Fog Bowl. We got about an hour to rest. Then it was off to Devil's Lake State Park for the evening's First Day Twilight Snowshoe.