Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Independence Day at the Lake

We went to our friend's lake cottage in Connecticut for the 4th of July, along with many of the kids.  Don't get too jealous about us being all fancy and whatnot; I don't think this lake is a lot bigger than my yard.  But with good food and good friends, it was fun.

So, Greg had this sign posted inside the cottage (which, by the way, is about 15'x20', with no heat, so it's a true cottage).  I thought I should see how many of the Lake Rules we collectively could meet.
Obviously, We got one right off: Take pictures!

Sit by the fire....check!
 Read a book.....check!
 Eat too much....check!  (Especially when it's New England Steamers!)
 Make memories....Check! With my darling Maddie and my dearly beloved!
 Take a nap....check!
 Take a boat ride....check!  And be towed in the tube behind the boat, preparing to be dumped out...
Study these carefully; the first one is Tank looking at Jeffrey and the tennis ball...
 ...there he goes....
 ...Flying Shepherd!
 Take a swim...check!
 Make new friends...not on the list, but it should be!

 That's Jeff in the tube.  Tank saw him get in the tube and barked, "Don't worry, Dad!  I'll save you!"
 Ready for that boat ride?  Maddie isn't too sure about being stuffed in this giant pink thing.
 Don't worry about anything....check!
 Play a game....check!
Have fun...check!

So, I'm late with this post, but a great time was had by all.  Happy Tuesday, evernyone!


Big Dude said...

What a great place for a family outing and the lake isn't too small if it has motorboats pulling tubers. I really like the nap on the swing shot.

Sue said...

It looks wonderful, very peaceful and relaxing.

grace said...

this looks like so much fun! i think your family is single-handedly keeping red hair in the human gene pool! :)

Rhodesia said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Glad you managed to relax a bit, I do not think you do that very often! Take care Diane

~~louise~~ said...

Oh what FUN! It sounds like you guys had an amazing time!!! Of course, my favorite is the making memeories part but, making new friends is right up there too so yes, it should be on the list!!!

Thanks for sharing, Marjie....no rain, yippee!!!

Pam said...

Maddie just keeps getting cuter & cuter! So glad you had a wonderful getaway to the lake with friends. It looks like a great time was had by all.

Claire S. said...

They are exactly the perfect rules for a camp ! All I have to do to make them work for my sister's place is switch out boat ride for ATV ride. Looks like you all had a fabulous time 😁