Monday, June 20, 2011

Sink or Swim?

Holly and Steve finally got their boat!  We made a deal that Rodney and I would buy a camper and they would buy a boat...we bought our camper 5 years ago and have been on many exciting camping trips together.  None of them involved a boat!  This week they got their boat and we couldn't wait to take it out.  Holly, being the Nervous Nellie that she is, said several times that she hopes the boat actually floats. 
 She couldn't even watch as Steve and Rodney backed it into the lake.  And once we were on the boat she worried about everything...getting to close to the dock, strange noises, going too fast, were the anchors big enough... 
And if you think that is bad, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

Ellie is a worrier just like her mom.  After we were on the boat for about 10 minutes she told her daddy it was time to take the boat back and go home.
We actually spent about 5 hours on the lake and we all had a great time.

Steve was a great captain and even though we were all on the lake I think he was on Cloud 9!

 Rodney had to make a few work related calls, but at least he was with us and not at work! 

 Shawn and his friend Andrew couldn't wait to try Big Bertha.  Steve made sure they had fun and only lost them once!  It's good to have a big kid behind the wheel.
 And talk about the need for speed...Do you see Kate's thumb up?  For those of you who don't know boating terms, thumbs up means faster.  At one point when I was on Big Bertha with her, Steve was going really fast (so fast I thought I was going to lose her) and Kate turned to me and said "This is Super fun!  My dad knows how to have fun, doesn't he?" 

Holly & Steve, thanks for sharing your boat with us.  We had a blast!  Can't wait to go again.

1 comment:

  1. We would love to join you next time! We have a boat too, although you'd never guess since we don't use it! Sara