Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh darn... she's awake!!"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rockin' The Boat

My husband has said one word for the past three months... "BOAT!!"


Today I caved to his begging and pleading and we took the boat out for the first time since the snow melted. (Remember it snowed last Wednesday?!?) I certainly didn't have time to spend the afternoon on the lake. Tomorrow is Aly's 16th birthday and there are some important details I still need to complete. PLUS we still haven't finalized her plans for the birthday party that will be Friday night. PLUS, I still have several projects for Girl's Camp hanging over my shoulder. PLUS, I have to prepare a meal to take to a lady I visit teach (who is in her last weeks of life).

Just to name a few...

In spite of it all, I knew it was important for us to go. AND I'M SO GLAD WE DID!!! It was just what I needed. It was a little slice of heaven to be out on the water enjoying each other's company... no stress, no deadlines, no conflicts. It was an almost perfect afternoon. (It would have been perfect if the water had been warm enough to get in and if the wind hadn't been blowing quite so hard. )

This was the first time I took my "good camera" on the boat and I was pleased with some of the photos . Enjoy.....

The creepiest part of the day was when Rachael (who was sitting in the front of the boat with Aly) yelled, "Hey! I think there's a snake in the water!"


We have gone to this resevoir for almost three years now and we have never seen anything like this. We powered the boat slowly over and sure enough, it was a small snake, gliding along the water's surface. I was too stunned to grab the camera and it slithered away. We floated away as well and continued having fun making big wake and jumping it.

On the way back to the dock, however, I spied another one in the water. This one was much bigger and seemed to be lighter in color. We sidled up to it and was shocked (to say the least) to discover that it was a very large RATTLE SNAKE!!


Apparently we were bothering it while I tried to take some photos because it coiled itself up a couple times. If you look closely at the photo, you'll see the rattle.

(Do you wanna come boating with us now?)

(The next pictures are after we got the boat out of the water and Adam and Calvin went back to the dock.)


Thorny Tree Lady said...

GASP! UGH! GASP some more! I will never never never never NEVER go boating again!!!! I hate all creepy as slithery things that are in the water, on land, or in this case, BOTH!!! I've got CHILLS!!!

Wees said...

Despite the snakes, it still looks like it was a lovely day. I'm jealous.

Yvonne said...

I DIDN'T KNOW RATTLESNAKES were ever in the water. We have leeches in our lakes here and that creeps me out enough.

Must admit boating looks like great fun. The weather will warm up soon and you will have so much fun.

thorkgal said...

Is this in Ririe reservoir? I've heard tales of clumps of snakes in the water there and people skiing into them, busting them apart, falling in and being bit a thousand times (exaggerated). Could it be true??? Yikes.