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  I got an email from my buddy, Bryan Hansel who runs North Shore Expeditions out of Grand Marais, Minnesota. A couple weeks ago singer and songwriter, Jerry Vandiver joined Bryan on one of his day tours of Lake Superior. You might be thinking to yourself who is Jerry Vandiver is and that's ok. While you might not have heard Jerry's voice in your ears before, if you are a country music fan you have most likely heard a song that he wrote. His music have been recorded by a huge number of country music legends including Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys and Barbara Mandrell to name a few. In fact his two most popular songs, "It Doesn't Get Any Countrier Than This" and "For a Little While" which were both recorded by Tim McGraw are among the gold and platinum records on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. It's no surprise that Jerry decided to go kayaking whole on his vacation. He is a big fan of canoeing and even wrote an entire album of songs dedicated to paddling. More info: paddlesongs.comPhoto credit: Bryan Hansel  
US Secretary of State, John Kerry was on vacation during the 4th of July at his home on Nantucket Island when he decided to go out paddling in his kayak. I'm going to pretend that he is reaching for his life jacket to put on while out on the water. Photo credit: Ryan Hutton
Oh John Rambo, why do you tease us with those massive God-given pipes while kayaking with your daughter on vacation in Hawaii last week? The Daily Mail wins the award for the worst headline in the Sylvester-Stallone-going-kayaking coverage: Don't Rocky the boat! Sylvester Stallone enjoys kayak ride with daughter in Hawaii Photo Credit: Splash News
Oh look, another rock star is out on a SUP during his family vacation in Hawaii. Wait, what’s with those toes? It seems that the Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler, suffers from Morton's neuroma which the U.S. National Library of Medicine describes as, “an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain. It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes.” World renowned reporting journal, Celebrity Fix has all the details: It seems he has had the problem since the 1970’s of wearing poor footwear and rockin’ it out on stage to much. Steven has previously talked publicly about getting surgery to try fix the damage done by his hyperactive dancing on stage. "The doctors told me the pain in my feet could be corrected but it would require a few surgeries over time," he told People magazine. "The 'foot repair' pain was intense, greater than I'd anticipated. The months of rehabilitative care and painful strain of physical therapy were traumatic. "I really needed a safe environment to recuperate where I could shut off my phone and get back on my feet." Sorry about that. I know you can’t ever unsee those toes. Photo credit: celebrities.ninemsn.com.au
The king of cheats, Lance Armstrong was spotted this weekend in Hawaii out paddling in an outrigger canoe with friends. Image credits: dailymail.co.uk
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