I know it's been more than a year since I've posted here. I've made it my goal to try to catch up. I'm starting with most recent and working back to 4th of July, 2009!
This summer our boat has had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. The motor that used to be on it finally died. We (and by We I mean Jeff) removed the motor along with the steering column, captain's chair, etc. We put the 6 horse row boat motor on the back. I'm not sure I have any pictures to prove it, but I've been driving it all summer by sitting on the back on a green bucket. People would literally point and laugh. :) But it got us to the island for fun in the sun so I didn't complain... too much.
Last weekend Jeff surprised me with a new boat for my 40th birthday! It is SOOOO beautiful!! And it even has a steering wheel! It is a 22' Princecraft Sportfisher. (Yes, Jeff got me a fishing boat for my birthday... a little suspicious, right?!) It has everything we wanted! Chairs for fishing (for Jeff), a swim ladder (for Jack), a biminy (for shade for Elaine), a lay out spot (for Kim), and most importantly a 75 horse Mercury 4 stroke motor (FOR ME!!!)! It starts at the turn of the key, goes forward when you put it in forward and reverse when you're in reverse. You also don't have to shut off the motor to have a conversation! It is so awesome!
Karen, Dawn, Odalis, Isa, and Lola came up this past weekend and made the new boat's maiden voyage very fun! We got a 3-4 person tube. The boat doesn't go fast enough for a thrill ride, but it goes fast enough for some fun on the lake!
Jeff's Aunt Pat came up from Iowa for the weekend too. On Sunday it was chilly and was a perfect afternoon for a tour of the lake. It was great!