Monday, June 23, 2008

What a Way to Spend the Day

Ryan, we're going on a boat today. We're meeting Papa and Grandma there.

We are? For how many days?

Just today.

Just today? How many pools does this boat have on it?

No pools Ry. It is a pontoon boat. Not a cruise ship.

(Last year, we met my parents in Miami for a Carnival cruise. We had a wonderful time and it was a great experience for the kids.)

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father's Day a week late. For years, my dad has wanted to rent a pontoon boat and spend a day on a quiet lake with his family. We talked about it and tried to figure out how to rent a boat. We had never been to Atwood Lake and had no idea that pontoons were everywhere and it would be simple to rent them. My poor sister tried to do it via phone and online. The day started as a disaster. We were lost. Mapquest directions were awful. We were in the middle of nowhere and no one's cell phones worked. My husband's GPS on his Blackberry didn't even have a connection. We barely made it. Once we got there, we realized that this lake was HUGE and difficult to get around. Meeting up was going to be a challenge.

But once we made it, we realized that it would be a day we'd always remember. Even though the boat didn't have a pool.


Stephanie said...

How great! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I loooove boats!

Rhea said...

How many pools did it have?! LOL Too funny.

atypeamommy said...

Cute pix!!

OHmommy said...

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