|Our son on the tube just off the coastline back in 2010|
So when we made this move miles from the coastline, we knew that in some way we still needed to be connected to the water. Not in the sense of access to the ocean, just connected to some sort of body of water. This is why we bought a house on a large lake or should I say, why we found this house more appealing than others. It allowed us to perhaps keep our dingy. Yep, a dingy. Which for those of you who might not know what I am talking about, its an inflatable raft style boat that many boaters have on or tethered to their boats for mobility when docked in marinas.
We sold out boat, but we couldn't part with the dingy. You see, the dingy was the center of many of our fun late weekend afternoons. We would lower it into the canal, filled with a snack and a bottle of wine or pitcher of margaritas and crawl around the neighborhood canals. I am sure that plenty of our neighbors got a kick out of us. One neighbor use to say, "Hey there you are...the "canal rats!"
So yesterday after lunch out and picking up his Father's Day present, which was an electric motor for the dingy, we wheeled the dingy down to the lake for it's maiden voyage.
We cruised around the lake, checking out a few of the houses that we looked at during our search to see if they had sold. We saw several little turtles stick their heads up to look and dart down into the lake grasses. We also saw several people fishing from their backyards.
We came upon this one man at the southern end of our lake sitting in his yard fishing. As we approached his area, we over heard him call into the house to his wife and say, "Ya gotta come out here and see this boat!" I guess canoes and kayaks are the norm. An inflatable must be an unusual site.
Oh well, I have never been a very mainstream normal kinda gal. I'm not going to change it now. We chuckled and motored on, but on our return past this fisherman, my eye caught something even more unusual than our dingy. Check this out...
|The Blue Heron looking like he is going to sit in the chair.|
|Spooked bird taking a run for it.|
That smile is purely from happiness, the margaritas had nothing to do with it. (wink) Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Remember, it's summer. Time to slow it down a bit and enjoy the gifts around us. Have you thought about how you are going to stop and reflect and just enjoy this summer? What simple thing do you have planned? If not, get thinking about it! Life too short to spend your days unpacking boxes, err, doing chores, err fixing up that room. Like I said...remember, it's summer...