rafting delaware river

What if…we made a splash this summer thinking about some peace and love.

What if…we made a splash this summer thinking about some peace and love.

It’s been a year since we took part in Woodstock’s 50th birthday celebration and a lot has changed in the last 12 month.

rafting delaware river

If you would have told me a year ago that I would have cabin fever for the majority of 2020, I would have told you, you were nuts. Between this summer’s beautiful heat, moderate wet spells (for the most part), and my own personal love of everything outdoors, one would have anticipated that the summer of 2020 would have been another one sporting sun burns and new freckles, camping, and outdoors sports. Sadly, things don’t always go the way we think they will.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This year, despite being cooped up in the house with children and pets, we’ve had the pleasure of being able to really focus on the things that mean the most to us. That includes having a sense of internal peace and really enjoying the things that we love. All of that self reflection has got me thinking about last summer, when we got to be a part of one of the coolest things I think I’ll see in my life time – Woodstock’s 50th birthday bash.

Last year, we got to celebrate with some phenomenal music, some fantastic food, and some good friends. Listening to Arlo Guthrie sing, City of New Orleans, in the Woodstock field was truly a highlight of the year. So, what’s to say this year we can’t do the same?

I know, I know, all of those big outdoor parties and fests we’ve been looking forward to this year have been canceled.

Just because those big, crowded, noisy events have been put on hold for the benefit of, well, everyone, we don’t have to put our own small summer fests on hold. There’s nothing stopping us from grabbing our families, a snack or some lunch, and heading outside for some safe fun. That includes getting on a raft, hopping into a kayak, or taking a tube down the river – and sitting under the stars after a long day with a marshmallow and the open sky giving you peace.

There’s nothing a good beat, a great meal, and some fabulous company won’t cure. Including the blues of being embargoed to the couch for the last three months or so. We’re looking to help by providing the perfect venue for your fresh air excursions, including our safe, sanitized, and stead fast camping areas and outdoors equipment. You can bring yourself, bring the kids, bring some tunes, bring a snack – ya know what, you can bring just about whatever you want (within reason) as long as you make sure you’re following proper safety guidelines.

You read that right – you can come on down to Lander’s to have a great time safely, and can knock off some of that quarantine blues.

We’re welcoming reservations as we speak and are looking forward to having, you and your own, come down to enjoy our stoic shores, shady camp sites, silly staff, and sanitary entertainment. We know this year has been weird, and a little rough, but with a little sunshine in your step and some new memories you’ll definitely be feeling a little less of the blues this summer.

River tip: While you’re hanging with us to break your quarantine blues, don’t forget to post some IG stories – tag us @Landers2020 – we love to repost!