Having grown up spending my summers on the Eastern Shore, there is nothing I love more than being out on the water on a hot July day. Put me on a boat in the sunshine and I'm a happy girl. And being a city dweller these days I have missed all that (with the exception of my vacay time last week). Which is why I was SO excited for a paddle boarding adventure at Jack's Boathouse last weekend. I had always wanted to check out the boathouse that is tucked away under the Key Bridge and when I found out that they had stand up paddle boards...it was happening. It was such a fun way to spend an afternoon and though I was not always the most graceful paddler on the Potomac, I loved every second of it...even the second when my board got stuck on a sand bar and I had to do a very unattractive, bikini-clad wiggle maneuver to unstick myself while a boat full of drunk men laughed at me. Awkward. But all embarrassment aside, I would highly recommend an afternoon at Jack's to anyone looking for an escape from a very sweaty, tourist-filled summer in D.C.