"The pretzel has been a hit this year," said the employee helping me choose inflatables for an upcoming tubing trip down the Rainbow River in central Florida. That's convenient, I thought, since I'm teaming up with Snyder's of Hanover as one of the summer's #PretzelGuys this thing will be perfect. Nothing new to me, we've been a pretzel family as long as we've been a family, so I was on board as soon as I heard about the opportunity to be a part of the Summertime Favorites #PretzelGuys campaign. The giant inflatable pretzel was a sign the pairing was meant to be. Plus, my daughter (J Bean 5 y/o), was adamant we buy the salted giant so the deal was done.
|Pretzel Pack Prep|
That evening I spent some time preparing the family for a 4 hour tubing adventure down the crystal clear waters of the spring-fed Rainbow River. My son, Link (3 y/o) was a big help... there still isn't a sarcasm font? Why is that? Together, we gathered the staples: diapers, wipes, goggles, suntan lotion, snacks in the form of a wide variety of Snyders pretzels, towels, sun hats, sunglasses, floaties, beverages and a waterproof phone case.
|Life Is But A Dream, |
On A Giant Pretzel.
No disposable containers were allowed on the river, but that was no problem with pretzels, tossed a ton of them into some plastic containers and we were all set on that front. One of my buddies tried to bring along a thermos full of sangria which was confiscated by the park employees. Apparently, they have a device that can sniff out alcohol now... who knew? We made do with our waters, sandwiches and pretzels and there were no complaints on the ride. I spent most of the trip on my back in a giant inflatable pretzel. What's not to love, right? We even made friends with floaters-by (Is that a word? It should be) by luring them in with the promise of pretzels.
|My Pretzel Girl|
|My Pretzel Family|
|Random Floating Lady Approves of Snyder's|
|#PretzelGuys Twitter Party|
Pretzel Guy out.
Disclosure: I was compensated by Life of Dad and Snyder's of Hanover for my participation in this promotion.