This trip down to the lake was different this year than in all previous years. How so, you say? BoyHead drove. Not all the way, but probably half. He got a good 10 hours of highway driving under his belt. I, of course was in the front giving pointers--no emergency pointers needed. He did quite well and will be as good a driver as he is willing to be. I've told him on several occasions that if he dies in the next 10 years, it will likely be in a car. So take it seriously. Enough of that. We're on vacation! The drive down was uneventful except for our brief excursion into the Muscogee, Oklahoma Super Wal-Mart. Seems we forgot a few things. I think some of us forgot more things than I actually took. But, enough of that. We're on vacation! We arrived around three on Saturday afternoon and commenced to relaxin'. We played quite a bit of shuffleboard that day. I recommend playing shuffleboard in socks--it gives you a nice slide and it's quite a good look.
by Sunday nearly the whole family had gathered for fun, food and festivities. Lovely Wife, of course, did much of the cooking. That girl doesn't know what a vacation is. We played shuffleboard, cards, poker, tennis and generally had an all-around good time.
We were all sitting around minding our own business. We were having a good time. Then our spotters noticed storm clouds on the horizon. The sky was chaotic with undulating clouds that could have been born in Hollywood. These were actually some spectacular mamatus clouds which were protruding from the bottom of the thunderstorm anvil. The skies were clear further to the west so that as the sun set it cast shadows which had a dramatic effect.
What lake trip would be complete without some boating expeditions. We had quite a few. Tubing, swimming, skiing, burning. We did it all. And we have the pictures to prove it. I didn't get any pictures of skiing, actually. Nor did I get any pictures of me tubing--I was voted most gleeful, by the way. But I did get lots of pictures of the kids tubing.
I also did manage to get a couple pictures of the BoyHead wiping out
Uncle Randy was kind enough to arrange a skeet shooting session for the BoyHead and I. We went out to Charlie's ranch and had us a good ol' time. BoyHead is a natural at shooting...must be all those video games he plays.
It was an excellent trip to the lake and we hope to make it again next year. See you then.