Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Floating and Fireworks

Matthew got to try tubing for the first time last weekend. We started out in the cove at idle speed to let him get used to the idea. He was ready.

The tube actually has a spot for two (small) riders. We had wanted to try it when Riley was there, but we couldn't get the boat started. Cheryl told me that she's always heard that the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I'm beginning to understand what that means.

We moved on out to the big part of the lake and picked up a little speed. Before too long, he gave us the signal that he wanted to stop. Those other boats send a lot of waves your way!

It was a good first try, and he finished with a smile on his face. Maybe next time we can find a buddy to ride with him.

Haleigh even tried out her own float in the lake. She liked it!

Jim tried out the new floating cooler. Andrew got it for his birthday. :) We have learned that floating on the lake might be our favorite activity there. It's fun to socialize with neighbors on the water. As one of our new friends told Jim, it's "return on investment." Ahhhhh....

Saturday evening, the lake had fireworks on the beach, and most folks watched from their boats on the water. The Andrew Stewart family was ready for the show.

As the sun was setting, the boats were gathering to watch the fireworks. We figured there were maybe 200 boats out on the water.

Haleigh doesn't even mind her life jacket. She is such a good baby!

I tried to take a few pictures of the fireworks, but I was not as successful as Jennifer. Besides, since we are boat novices, I was worried about floating into another boat!

It was a good show, and we managed to navigate through the crowded water to get our boat and all it's occupants back safely to our dock in the dark. Yes, there was prayer involved. God is good!

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