Monday, July 14, 2008

Greetings from a Boat!

Do you have a friend in your life where, even if you don't talk or see each other in years, it doesn't matter, because the minute you get together it's like you just saw each other last week? Monica is that friend for me. We met when I was teaching in CA. She lives in Iowa now, with her husband and three gorgeous boys. The family drove to their timeshare up in Keystone and the girls and I took a day trip up there yesterday. They brought their boat and took us for a ride.
Amy took this picture of us...I won't show you the one Jessica took...let's just say "the girls"...all four of them...are featured prominently. LOL Anyway, Amy did a great job and the smile on her face being able to take this was worth a million bucks!
The girls had never been on a boat (in the water) before. They had tried out all the boats on the showroom floor at the Bass Pro Shop...but I don't think that really counts, does it? Anyway, I wasn't sure how they would react.
They took to it like...well...ducks to water! Of course, Jessica hung out by me for a few minutes to get her bearings...then she went to the front of the boat (sorry, I don't know the appropriate lingo) and had a blast with the rest of the kids. We went fast, slow, side to side, the front end up. A couple of the boys even drove the boat. The girls could have if they wanted, but they declined.
This is just one of the vistas. Gorgeous!

After the boat ride, we went back to their condo and spent a few hours swimming in the indoor pool. Fun! I'd have taken pictures, but I was in the water with them. Ü

We ended the day at a Blues Arts Festival where we had a slice of pizza and a caramel apple. Jessica suckered Mommy into buying her a (as in one) chocolate covered marshmallow with sprinkles. We discovered a jumping castle away from the loud music and let the kids jump off that sugar. Then we headed home.

It was an awesome day.

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Barb W said...

What fun! I love the pics...the smiles are so genuine, showing just what a great time everyone was having. LOVE that nature scene!

Debra said...

LOVE the pics! Looks like a great time!
You have also been tagged. See my blog for details.

Rachel said...

Looks like you had TONS of fun! Hey, I know you don't like this (I read it in a pp) but I've awarded you on my blog...:-)

Kathi Carlson said...

What fun pictures and how obvious it is to me now how much those cute little girls look like their mommy! As for the scenery, someone who lives in flat Minnesota cannot imagine living amidst such breathtaking beauty. It sounds like your day was special. I'm glad for you. Thanks for sharing.

Anke said...

wow, sounds like you had a great time! Those pictures are wonderful, I would love to be there right now (heat combined with hotflashes, not very comfortable, LOL) The girls are just adorable!!

Carol said...

I love your photos, they look great! Sounds like you guys had a great time.

Rachele Funk said...

Wyatt and Walker want to see the fish! :) What a fun day!

stampmonkey said...

Your day sounded fabulous, Jeanne! Too funny about both sets of 'twins' making an appearance in Jessica's pic! lol Thanks for sharing your day with us...on these 95+ degree days, the water looks so refreshing. ;)

Felicia Fernandez said...

What great pictures. It makes me homesick!!! I'm glad to see that you and the girls are having a great summer. Ours is over in two weeks and we're back to school.