Really glad you guys got to do this. Your kids are going to expect this kind of fun at all your races from now on!
Us too!! It was a lot of fun on our "pirate ship" down the river. It was a tough sell to Amy as the place advertised it as 3 hours and 7 miles (part of the reason I tracked it on my watch to see distance)... Apparently Amy and I can cut that in half along with distance by taking the shortest route and strong paddling ;) Ended up being a good amount of time for our kids age though before eventual boredom would have set in.