It looks like today will be the last day of nice weather in these parts for a least a week or more. Dianne and have been too busy printing, proofing and binding calendars to do any kayaking for the last couple weeks. If we could escape today, I'd love to paddle Deep Fork River near Grayson again. The last time we paddled it, we were impressed by the fairly deep water and lack of obstructions. I am very curious about what the conditions are like downstream of the put-in we used on our last trip.
The calendar building project has been very time consuming, but at least it has been educational. My wife Dianne creates websites and sells promotional items for Oklahoma area wineries. Her website is VineByDesign.com and this year she decided she wanted to introduce a new product - Oklahoma Winery Calendars. We have a real nice Xerox color printer, so we figured it wouldn't be too tough to just make them for ourselves. Things I learned about on this project include: how paper is categorized and priced, sprial comb book binding and more than I ever thought there was to learn about hole punching. It turned out to be harder than we thought, but I think the end product is quite nice.
The calendar we are selling is just loaded with Oklahoma special events. In addition to marking the US Holidays and Oklahoma wine events, we also included boat shows, state fairs, jazz festivals, rodeos and much more. Heck, what other calendar marks the date of the National Noodling Tournament? For those who sign up, we will also send out free updates later in the year for Oklahoma events that are still being planned.
We have made it 100% Oklahoma, now we are hoping to see it go sweeping over the plains.
When Dianne and I bought our kayaks, we expected to spend every weekend on the river. I guess everyone that buys a boat feels that way at first. Now that epic drought conditions and free enterprise have forced us to cut back on our peaceful paddling plans, I am left with not much to blog about. I think I may write an article about buying recreational kayaks in Oklahoma. We shopped around for ours and ended up buying two very similar kayaks from two different Oklahoma paddling gear shops. It might be interesting to compare the vendors and their wares.
VineByDesign.com - Promoting Oklahoma Wines & Specialty Items
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