A winter wonderland on the water

Posted at 10:20 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 00:24:45-05

Christmas lights and kayaking aren't usually used in the same sentence. That's exactly what a group of whitewater enthusiasts did in Caldwell.

"Whitewater kayak and we're putting lights on it and we've got some lights on our head and lights on our paddles," said Maureen O'Leary, Boise resident.

"The paddle's been you know a couple hours involved in that. It's a lot of work, but it's fun. Just seeing the kids excited about it," said Richard Mecham, Organizer.

"Oh I'm soaked, ya I'm definitely soaked," said Chelsea Santiago, Boise resident.

All experiences were welcome.

"Mildly speaking, as of this year. I bought a kayak for 62 bucks off of Facebook," said Santiago.

The group decked out their kayaks with Christmas lights and glow sticks.

"I'm a glow stick kind of guy. Last year, five of us, we went and bought 100-150 dollars worth of glow sticks and came down just had a ball and the whole notion was paddling and so I'm sticking with the glow sticks. I like the glow sticks," said Randy Hudson, Middleton resident.

It was all about spreading a little holiday cheer.

"Trying to get people excited about Christmas. The goal is to next year, have it a charity drive for kids. Something to get people involved. It's a great atmosphere. We did it last year, good turn out for people with reaction so we're just going to feel it out and see what new kayakers are going to bring this year," said Mecham.