Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Lake

Have we mentioned we like the lake? I'm guessing you've gathered that because we've been there twice this summer. And many more times before.

"The lake" refers to Kentucky Lake, which is not far from where we live. It's one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and is created by Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River. It's 184 miles long, has 2,064 miles of shoreline, and has 160,300 acres of water. There is a lot of the lake to like.

And it's even easier to like when relatives have a lake house with two jet skis and a pontoon boat that they don't mind sharing. We stayed there the two nights this weekend with our dear friends the Tompkinses.

Apparently, we're unofficial spokespeople for the Puddle Jumpers life vests. Obviously, we highly recommend them for kids 30-50 pounds.

And then two other families joined us Saturday afternoon for a boat ride and dinner. Count the people with me ...

4 families. 17 people. 9 kids 6 years old and younger, specifically the ages are 6 1/2, 5, 4, almost 4, 3, 20 months, 19 months, 10 months and one week. And we managed to get a self-portrait with all of the faces showing.

And then people went in different directions, swimming around the boat in Kentucky Lake. Ben preferred jumping, or shall I saw walking, off the edge of the boat, going under and then popping back up to the surface. He did it over and over and over again. No fear, I tell you.

How did you spend your weekend?

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