17 August 2014

Sunshine, Water and Friends

This is the one week out of the year that we unplug, unwind, and recharge. We put the Big Band music on the radio and let it waft out of the screened porch of our rented lake cottage. We sleep in, eat whatever we want, take naps, and sit in the sun. We drink wine, read books, and smile a lot.

It's the way a vacation should be.

For many years now we've been doing this, and each time I spend part of the week fretting that "it's never like this at home."

Well, duh.

That's why it's called a vacation. Now I take it for what it is and I don't expect home to feel like that (though I still wish it would!)

The water and weather were PERFECT...


Foggy mornings gave way to beautiful, sunny days...


We had friends who kayaked with us...


Friends in the trees... (we followed him - and he looks slightly annoyed in that last pic, don't you think?)


There were many boats, but not TOO many...


Our friends went on a sunset cruise with us...


Many fish were caught (and released). This 5+ pounder was a joyous sight and it was caught ON the actual 50th birthday!


The lake was peaceful...


One of our daughters came for a birthday visit and fished with her dear old dad...


And of course, the all-important birthday Margarita!


Cheers!

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1 comment:

Tracey said...

The lake water looks luciousssssss! Almost glassy looking in some pics, so pretty.

Amazing bald eagle pics too!