It was SO MUCH FUN.
They keep their boat at Belews Lake, which is warmed by a power plant. The water felt amazing.
It's a good thing, because the air temperature was not so warm.
Notice the jackets on the girls.
It was chilly.
Brandon skied for the first time!
It only took him a few tries before he figured it out.
He looked good out there!
It was fun to watch Trevor and Heather ski.
They are awesome.
Whitney and F
J and Caroline
Whit had no interest in trying to ski,
but Care Bear was up for it.
She forgot to let go the first time she crashed.
But she tried again.
And figured it out!
And liked it!
She looked so cute out there!!
We parked the boat and had lunch.
They like diving off the boat for fun.
And they put in a fun rope swing that
the girls enjoyed.
I had fun taking some jumping pics.
This is their teenage son, D,
who is friends with Brandon.
I was not brave enough to go out on the tube.
B and Andrew went first.
I asked them not to be too rough on Andrew's back!
Then Trevor went out with B while Heather
crazily dragged them around the lake.
They are still smiling...
The girls had a fun and not-too-rough ride on the tube.
Cool pic of Trevor with the big splash behind him.
Even though Andrew hadn't skied in years,
he picked it up again like a pro.
Heather is an amazing skier, too!
Marianne's family had a boat when we were teenagers,
so we skied regularly growing up.
But I hadn't tried in YEARS.
Took me several tries, but I finally got up.
I like going over the wake.
But I'm always scared to come back into it....
I wrecked SO HARD.
I was sore for days afterward!
My body apparently knows that it's not as young as it used to be.
What a great way to spend a holiday weekend. So grateful that Heather and Trevor invited us out on their boat. And we hope we can do it again sometime!