How to win friends and influence people:
Step 1: Team up with a nice slice of pepperoni pizza
Step 2: Take your pizza to fun and exotic locals. Console said pizza when the dolphin upstages him.
The pool! The lake! Giant Slip n’ Slides! Pretty much the only place my floats didn’t accompany me this summer was Seven Peaks [Although it would have been amusing to see a pizza float in the middle of the wave pool].
At Slide the City we had a number of floats with us and while my pizza definitely got reactions, the dolphin float stole the show. A guy came over and offered to pay us to ride the dolphin down the slide while full on monologuing about his love of the dolphin. We leant him Herbert [said dolphin] and thankfully he was returned to us safe and sound despite the dolphin obsessed stranger.Step 3: Assemble a squad of likeminded friends
What makes a float day better? More floats, of course. Not all of these are mine, but I enjoyed taking them out for a spin.
Step 4: Challenge yourself
While Herbert is great for giant slip n slides, it’s actually very hard to use this dolphin as a float [There are some serious balance issues involved … annnd the float may have been designed for children]. But the view is worth it.
Step 5: Repeat
I think the float addiction may be permanent and it’s definitely contagious. I’ll keep you updated on next summer.
NOT PICTURED: The latest addition to the fam, a pretzel float. I snagged this baby during an end of summer sale and managed to get in one swim with it at the ward pool party. It has three holes so it’s perfect for floating with friends.
Currently: Excited for the next season of Project Runway to start!