Monday, June 13, 2005

Enough adventure for one day.

Today, we were out on Lake Mead on a friend's boat. Johnny wanted to try the new wake skate I got him for his birthday but it was way too windy out on the lake.
At the marina, carps swarmed around for popcorn or bread. They are not scared of people so I would hate to fall in and have them nibble at me!

Instead our friend, Paul, took us out for a spin on his boat with his two kids. I was secretly having a heart attack, knuckles white--one hand gripping the side of the boat, the other a life jacket while his two darling children were gleefully laughing on the joy ride --enjoying every second we zipped across the surface of the lake at 55 m.p.h.--turning left and right like a menopausal witch on broom. You see, this was my first time on a boat that wasn't a ferry or where I wasn't sitting in a closed cabin.

The water was choppy, we bumped along and I voiced out loud, "I should've worn my sports bra!" which was followed by bursts of laughter from my shipmates. In the end, I was glad I went out there--against one of my worst fears of drowning. It was totally worth it. The water was warm and the weather absolutely beautiful! I think that's enough adrenaline for one day though.

I don't know what I'm going to do in several weeks when we get our Moomba wake board boat and I will have to drive to pull Johnny on his wake skate. Luckily, we'll only be going slower...much slower at 18 - 22 m.p.h. Posted by Hello

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