A couple of weeks ago we had the privilege of hanging out with my family on a pontoon boat out on the lake. We had 4 hours to soak up the non-existent sun and feel the not so warm breeze on our faces. We got the last rental spot of the day which meant a VERY early morning of fun. I arose from my slumber around 4:00 a.m. so that we could all be ready to go and be on the boat by 7:30. Yes, we were on the water at 7:30 in the morning…..the ONLY ones on the water. 🙂
Considering it was July 31st it was perfectly acceptable to expect sun and lots of it. Instead we woke up to temperatures in the low 60s, complete gray skies, and fog so thick you could barely see the car in front of you. I wasn’t sure how that was going to work on the water but thankfully the fog had cleared by the time we reached the marina. It was pretty ironic that in the middle of the summer we were hauling blankets and sweatshirts on board. We set off, all 12 of us, and were hit with a cold wind and some very cold misty rain. (Thankfully, the rain didn’t last too long) However, determined to make the best of it we took it like champs and soaked up the views and the pure relaxation of being on the water.
We stopped a couple of times so the males could fish. I’m not sure having 4-5 hooks being casted and twirled around our heads was very safe but we managed to come out unscarred. Apparently, there are no fish in the lake because we didn’t have any luck in either location. We did have many laughs during the fishing due to crazy boat driving, near crashes into a dock, and some major waves. Yes, we find the most odd things humorous. I’m pretty sure my mom nearly died from laughter at one point.
Four hours was the perfect amount of time and the last half hour was pretty warm and the most perfect of temperatures. The boys had a great time and Gavin ended up sleeping through most of it due to the water sounds and rocking of the boat. He seems to really be enjoying all these first experiences…..they just lull him right to sleep. Haha
We were all exhausted when we got home and had a few strange dizzy like spells the rest of the day. It seemed to hit us all at random moments. The feeling of still being on the waves and rocking around was not pleasing to our stomachs but our brains have adjusted since we felt much better the next day. Had a wonderful time with the family and it was really great to do something we have never done all together before. We have a big family and now with most of us being adults it’s really hard to get us all together. So when it happens it’s always really fun!!