Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The last day of the holiday.

The actual Fourth of July is usually anti climatic for us when it falls on the Monday of the holiday weekend.  By then we have been celebrating all week end and it is now time to get organized to get back home.

So that is kind of how today went.  We began packing things to go home after the big morning breakfast of waffles and sausage patties.  The kids mostly packed that breakfast away, while us older folks kind of picked at the fattening stuff. 

But as the mid part of the day came we were all back down on the dock, and the jet ski was going non stop as folks took turns riding it out and about.  The kids swam, and we finally went off in the boat until about 4 in the afternoon.  We rode around coves nosing into what everyone else was doing to celebrate on their docks.

We all have it down to about the same routine.  Float out in the water with a beverage of choice in you hands held above the water line.  Lake water in your beer is nasty!  The kids run and jump over your heads doing their best cannon ball to try and get that lake water into your beer.

The jet skis are kind of like bees buzzing around the coves you go into, as the kids follow the big boats and jump over their wakes behind their sterns.  This practice is mostly unsafe, and it is a wonder that more folks aren't hurt.  They cross each other behind the heavy boat, in a weave like pattern, and tend to time their arrival to be close to the stern.  When I had the heavy boat, sometimes I would slow down all of a sudden just to see what they would do next.  Sent the message to go follow someone else!

Any way it was almost 6 PM when we finally left for KC, and after dark when we were unloading here at home.

We have more work planned for the basement project tomorrow, so I need to hang up this keyboard for now.

Retired Rod


  1. Sounds like a great end to a great weekend, bet the kids all had fun we had a couple of showers yesterday but ended on a sunny note, supposed to be sunny most of the week at the Lake for Adam & I, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  2. What wonderful memories the kids are going to have of time spent with the "old" folks at the lake.

  3. Another great 4th of July weekend comes to a close at the lake. Lots of terrific memories for all your family.

    If I'd had a ski-jet when I was a kid, I shudder to think what would have happened to me - broken bones and bruises at the very least!


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