Hi @Dbates - Welcome to the community and Happy Father's Day!

It's great to hear you have some activities in mind that will work for you, even if your body is trying to tell you otherwise! Spending time on the beach and kayaking sounds incredible, especially as a way to beat the summer heat.

We're sorry to hear you weren't able to get a spot in the REI classes currently being offered, though we do suggest to keep checking for availability in future classes! Those are a great way to learn new skills or find new ways to do activities that you are already familiar with.

This community is a great place to connect with others who are also passionate about the outdoors. We hope you take some time to look around our different boards and groups to see what interests you, share your own stories and expertise, and ask any questions you have.

We're happy to have you here. Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.