The day was Sunday. The phone ringing wouldn’t stop ringing. So I had to answer the phone. Myfriend called me at 10 a.m. She told me that her friends would be going to paddle atZilker park. I felt lazy, but my boyfriend agreed with my friends, so we had to go. At noon I went to Zilker park with my friends. I saw a lot of cars in the parking lot. I walked down to the Colorado River. I saw a lot of people, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, paddles, and life jackets. People were relaxing. I saw someone wearing a hat. Someone was wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes. Someone was taking their dogs for a walk. I saw the registration point to rent a boat. The officers forced us to take life jacket onto the boat, but we didn't wear them because we didn’t like the smell of them. I wanted a long spatula that could paddle on both sides, but my friend said, “It is unbalanced.” “You must choose the small one,” I said. I smelled like sun lotion, fresh air, and weed. I could smell the lotion from me and my friends. I saw someone smoking. I felt natural and adventurous. I saw turtles, fish, ducks, birds, and dogs. They were swimming and flying. Some turtles were swimming. Some turtles were standing on the rocks. The weather was good. The waterwas cold. I touched it. I saw my friends jump into the water. My friends were enjoying the cold water. I didn't want to get wet because I was afraid the phone and the camera would get wet. After I arrived, I touched the cool water. I jumped into the water because I felt hot. My feet touched the stone under the water. I felt good and relaxed. I saw cans underwater, someone had thrown them out. I told my boyfriend to keep them. I heardmusic. It was pop and dance music. I heard dogs bark. I heard birds sing. I saw people rowing, drinking, talking, laughing, and smoking. Someone was fishing. I saw teenagers jumping from the bridge into the river (it wasn’t high). They were happy on the weekend. I let my thoughts be with nature. In my head, I let go of everything. I felt relaxed with nature. I felt the positive energy in my body.
Kat is a woman who was born in Chanthaburi, Thailand. She loves to eat Thai food and Japanese food. She loves to travel everywhere. She is an international student at Aston.