Jack, you mentioned all the fun you can have in a Cub. I have to agree. The most fun I ever had getting a rating was in a Cub. Carolyn's Dad, Larry is a CFI and he taught her to fly. In our never-ending quest to do something to thank him for all he has done, a few years ago the three of us went to Jack Brown's in Winter Haven, FL to get our Seaplane ratings. It was a blast.
Here's the three of us in front of one of the victims of our newbie seaplane skills.
Carolyn coming in from a flight.
Winter Haven has a bazillion little lakes, and we would just hop from one to the other.
I would try to describe how much fun it was, but Carolyn's expression says it all.