We’ve spent the past day and a half now amidst the hustle and bustle of Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports expo. Thus far, it has been a most satisfying experience. Having all the manufacturers and all our major sponsors under one roof has given us a chance to demo much of the gear we’ll be paddling with, and match appropriate accessories. We’ve whittled our pending gear purchase list down to a very few items. Still considering which tent to take, and if we want any type of on- or under-deck storage. We’ve got a bit more time tomorrow to finalize things, then we’re off to Winona to visit the Current Designs factory and pick up our kayaks!