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Making a Splash at the LA Boat Show

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On February 10th, the kids and I had the opportunity to go to the LA Boat Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We arrived at the show around noon where we saw a gigantic selection of boat, yachts, and personal watercraft on display. When we walked into the convention area, the kids immediately spotted “Try It Cove.” Try it Cove, was an area with a large indoor pool, where we were able to try using some of the newest state of the art stand up paddle boards and kayaks available. We even saw Dora The Explorer on a SUP at Try it Cove.

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After the kids and I, enjoyed all the thrilling water sport items available at the cove area, we decided to learn from an expert at docking a boat in our family. There was an area where we were able to try docking a remote controlled boat, using actual controls. Docking a boat is harder than it looks. If I were docking a boat in the ocean, there would have been no dock left to tie the boat too. My kids, on the other hand, must have some sailor in their blood, because all three of them were successful in docking the boat on the first and second try.

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After my many attempts to dock a boat were exhausted, it was time to go check out the Radio Disney Booth. The kids had a blast playing games and dancing along to some of their favorite tunes with the Radio Disney Staff. They enjoyed the prizes they won, and the fun that Radio Disney provided.

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As we left the Radio Disney Booth, I spotted a mechanical surf board for the kids to try out. This was similar to a mechanical bull, but with a surf board. All thee kids survived 2.7 seconds and wanted to ride this board over and over again to see who could stay on the surfboard the longest.

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Once we determined who was the mechanical surf board champ we went to check out some of the most beautiful boats, yachts, and personal water craft. There were hundreds on display for us to tour, touch, and put on our wish lists. There were so many fabulous looking boats and so little time. I recommend two full days to be able to see everything. Now that, I have my kids wanting a boat, we will have to work on their mom and make her want one too. We had a magnificent time at the LA Boat Show, and I cannot wait to return next year!

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Steve is racer car, boat loving Dad with a love for adventure. When he is not bungie jumping off a bridge he is playing Monopoly with his kids or working on re-building a classic car.

Disclosure: We were given media tickets to attend the LA Boat Show. All of our photos, thoughts and opinions are of our own. We were not compensated for this story.

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