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Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Day on the Lake

Friends asked me to go out on a boat today! We went to the chain of lakes in northeast Indiana. It was so much fun! I hadn't been out on a boat in many many years!

Here we are just off the boat ramp in a quiet little channel.


Here is my 15 year old getting ready to enjoy the warmth and sun...still clothed. My older son decided to stay home and sleep in. I think he should have joined us. I'm ready for the sun though! Lots of sun block and my hair isn't messed up yet.
This is my best friend Monica. She and her husband are the ones who invited us. The boat belongs to her father-in-law.
Her hubby Jon didn't want his picture taken. So I complied...sort of.
Our first view of Otter Lake...

And we're off! We saw lots of nature along the way!




We also saw some fantastic houses on the lakes. I can't imagine how rich you have to be to afford them.

This house below was on a little island! I thought that was so cute. But I also wondered, do they have plumbing? Hot showers? Flush toilets?
The landscaping on the house below was just awesome!
This castle house was so cool!
My sons thought I posted some embarrassing pictures of them. So I am going to assauge them by posting a horrid pic of my hair blowing in the wind as the boat was going top speed.
I look like I'm having fun though! My son was cool and collected.

We went to a place on Lake James called the sandbar. This is a part of the lake on a sandbar that is only about 3 feet deep. Boats gather and anchor and people swim or spend the day. There is even a grill place there in the water where people can buy food! How cool is that!
Below is my dream boat!
It was so much fun boating and swimming! But like all good things, it must come to an end.
We packed up and headed on home. Hope you enjoyed our adventure!

22 comments:

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ooo Kady that looked like so much fun! The water was gorgeous.. and was that swans I saw? How awesome! And a castle, lol! What a fairytale ride. Hey, I actually like your wind-blown hair. It's like the perfect gibson girl pompador, ha!
Nikki

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Kady, what a fun day, I love to go boating, I grew up boating in New York , and Alaska! Those houses were magnificant! Your Boys are funny, and cute! Have a great Sunday and Thanks For sharing! Xo Diana Lyn

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi there!
I am from the Caribbean, (Trinidad) we dont really have lakes here but we do have oceans! Your lake looks so peaceful and i enjoyed your adventure!


Melmum(RMS), Raquel

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Kady, that looked like a ball! I grew up on a lake in Michigan and I really miss living on the water. I do love my view of my mountains, but I would love a lake view too....

Those homes are amazing!
Penny

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun day on th lake!
Happy Father's Day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

linda said...

Just stopping by your site and thought I'd leave a comment...

Wow, it looks like you had a fun-filled day on the lake. I've never been to Ohio but now I'd like to visit! The homes were just gorgeous!

Your son is adorable...I've got a 19 year old daughter that just finished her freshman year at Arizona State (we live in CA) and a 22 year old son...so we've got children around the same age.

Congratulations on moving into your dream home last year...I wish you many years of happiness there!

Take care and hope to talk to you soon.

...med tiden som hjälp-Linda said...

Lovely picture's! For me who lives in the north of Sweden, it looks like Discovery Channel! Amazing!//Linda

Tootsie said...

I often have "boat hair" my hubby got a boat last year.
You look like you had a great time...and that tour of the wonderful homes! ....oh I wish I had the cash for some like that!

rosechicfriends said...

Kady..sounds like you had a great time. I miss living in an area where I could do that. I grew up around water and when I was younger was always in the water!

Loved the wild life and homes around the water...and the sun too!

Blessings...Lorena

Rebecca Ramsey said...

kady, what a glorious day!
Looks like fun!
Becky

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How fun! Those homes on the lake are gorgeous!

BittersweetPunkin said...

That looks like it was GREAT FUN!! Love your photos and I adore that house on the lil island..I could live there!!
Hugs,
Robin

Deb said...

I did enjoy this trip!, Kady you have such fun. I remember a trip that you took a while back that was fun too. I've got to do something to get out the rut I'm in. I will start today planning an outing with my family. Thanks for the inspiration. Deb

anenchantedcottage said...

Oh my gosh - that looks so refreshing!! I'll bet 'older son' will wish he came once he sees these photos! Love all the wildlife you saw - and what dreamy homes! It looks like all of you had such a great day!...Donna

Donna Lynn said...

Hi there!
So good to hear from you today, I meant to only be on till 9 am and now it is almost noon...that is why I had to back off from blogging for a bit while I got re-settled into my life again! Blogging can become a life eater!!!!
Love the boat pictures, we have a beautiful 21 foot Searay and we love going out in the ocean, seeing the sealions and the beautiful houses, like the ones on the lake you saw! What fun you had, and wonderful memories to keep in your heart come winter!
Bless you today, I will be back to visit you again soon!
XO,
DL

CIELO said...

Hi Kady.... it looks that you had a wonderful day just by looking at that happy picture of your...! So fun...and what a beautiful place to be.... cute son too!

pd: The house in the roses is hosting a "Garden Party"... I know lots of bloggers are doing the same, but if you would like to participate, come and see; would love to have you there....

Hugs

Cielo

Cathy said...

Hi Kady,

I'm not a big lover of the ocean, since I can't swim. So I think I'll have to stay in my Pink Fairy cottage and read.

It looks like you had a blast though!

xo
Cath

Shabby Addict said...

How fun!! I can't even remember the last time I went to the lake! You just inspired me to plan the next lake trip! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Justine (Justwaaaa) said...

Kady! OMG, I almost wet myself when I read the comment you left on my blog about you taking off your bra. OMG! heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Justine (Justwaaaa) said...

Looks like it was a perfect day out on the lake! You go out on the lake here in FL and you risk your life if you just dip your toe in the water. Snapping turtles, poisonous snakes and gators!!!!!!!!! Egads!

Justine :o )

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kady!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited about my mom!
Your sons are so handsome! Looks like you had a ball out on the lake! The photos are too cute, even the one you think is bad. You look like you're having sooo much fun!
Hugs, Sherry

Susie Harris said...

Looks like yall had some fun! Susie H