Saturday, July 11, 2009

Days At The Lake, Gone By....

While cleaning out the guesthouse, I came across several large cardboard boxes full of pictures,

so I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you.

Unfortunately, I've spent two days going through

pictures rather than cleaning, so it seems to be a bit of an obstacle for the time being. I'll get back on track after I get through them.

Every summer, one

of the favorite things to do at the lake was

ride one of our many toys behind the boat, while the driver tries to throw you off.

We could throw the best of them off the toys believe me. My favorite was the Ski Hawk and the only person who could throw me off was of course, Mr. Snoots.

Sometimes passengers would even give us choice


language to let us know what fun they were having. It only got you thrown off even harder.

Then there were those who tried quite earnestly to hang on, but could not.

Unfortunately, we ALL ended up like this...

And the Sunset Cocktail Cruises

were a not-to-be-missed happenings. We always had so much fun!

There was never a lack of humor at the lake.

There was also never a

shortage of deer out in the yard.

There were even a few deer that would come up & eat from your hand.

I miss those summers at the lake

when the children were small. Those were the best summers of my life…


blushing rose said...

... one of my favorite past times is re-visiting old photos, letting memories flood back as if yesterday.
Lovely pics. TTFN ~ Marydon

Anonymous said...

what fun! Do you all still have the lake house? Ive always wanted one. They just seem like the best place for family bonding.

Sjn said...

great photos!
I took one ride on our Big Bertha and thought I was going to break my back and die, never again!
I even water skied, and the days following were a bit too painful on my muscles, so I won't do that again either.
Ah, old age. But now I enjoy just swimming and floating around, and enjoying my kids as adults. Life moves on doesn't it?!

noble pig said...

Those are such great memories! They will live in your heart forever.

Heather said...

Those are fantastic pictures. We never had a lake house but spent a lot of time on the lakes in MN. My most vivid memory was my dad taking me out for a quick spin around an island. Bad weather moved in fast and it started hailing.I hid under the seats with cushions to protect me while my dad got us back to shore. It's funny --since we survived!

I also never could water ski which really ticked me off. Maybe I could have handled the Ski Hawk.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh how I share your nostalgia....great shots!

Asthmagirl said...

Wonderful memories! No wonder you're distracted!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love these pictures - you are stunning!!

snooty daughter said...

I love the pictures! So glad you found them!!

Daryl said...

Oh these were well worth getting sidetracked over ...

Pink Martini said...

Love the memories. I left you an award today on my blog so bring your bad self over and get it. Have a good day. :)

imom said...

I would have been distracted by those photos too, they are fantastic! Great memories to treasure!

Sjn said...

I saw the comments you left me on my blog, thx! It's nice to know someone out there is paying attention!
We saw Bambi and her fawn on the golf course this weekend, but I was too late to take a pic. The fawn came running across the fairway so we all stopped for fear of hitting her.
So... how's the cleaning going?

BJ Roan said...

It is well worth the time spent sifting through memories.


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