Monday, July 11, 2011

Pontoon Sunday

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This was the day that all 12 of us would be there....all some of the kids started leaving on Monday and Tuesday to get back to their jobs.  Two pontoon boats were reserved to head out to Crab Island for the day.  We called this Pontoon Sunday

There's a lot of work involved in getting 12 people on 2 pontoon boats for the day.  Waking up, getting that first cup of coffee, getting on the swimsuits, packing the drinks and the lunch and the snacks, putting on the sunscreen, and putting everything but the kitchen sink in to beach bags....all the while trying to watch that stupid trial for one last minute before heading out. 

Finally, we headed to the marina and got on the boats.  We had until 6:00 p.m. to play in the sun and return the boats to the marina.  It's about a 45 minute boat ride to Crab Island...which I'm not sure is really an island but an area......of the most beautiful shallow water where hundreds of boats throw down their anchors for the day.  Because the water is clear and shallow, I'm all about it.

Following Chip on his pontoon.

Getting closer to the shallow waters of Crab Island. 
See the change in the color of the water?
We're heading towards that bridge on the left.

Almost there. 

Shout out to Chris.

Parked it and started playing and sunning.

I'm that person in the water on the right....
we took a noodle and put some rope through it....
so I could hang out. 
The current was strong the first hour or so,
 so I was tied to the boat so I wouldn't end up in Mexico.

 The water was only about 3 to 4 feet deep....and see-through.......just like a swimming pool.
We remembered to bring footballs and frisbies but forgot to bring floats....
for non sporty people like me.

Will could reach down and pick up hermit crabs. 
I immediately said, "NO, IT'S NOT COMING HOME WITH US!"

Can I just say I love my auto zoom lens.

Check your tags people.
When they hang out, it takes away from the artistic beauty of your tat.

And while checking those tags, you might want to check the size.

(Shout out to Sherri)

Giant floats.

Baby floats.

Round floats.

Like a swimming pool.

Our best friends and gracious hosts for the week. 
We love this family.

Do you feel the party atmosphere?

Boat jumping.

PaR tAy

Heading back. 

Showers, dry clothes and cooking fajitas for twelve. 
Chip grilled the best fajitas...with homemade salsa and guacamole.
Shout out to Chip!

It was so fun being right next door to this house.
I think I might have beaten a path in the grass.

One quick pose before dinner....all the kids in one place:
Blake D., Faith, Taylor, Chris, Jordan, Cameron, Blake C. and Will....
and Lady, Taylor's bulldog....snacking on a flip-flop.

Just the ones I birthed.

It was a good, good day.

1 comment:

  1. Not only did the woman need to check her tag, she needed to check the size! Yuck!!!!Maybe a somewhat lowrise skirt? That water is b e a u t i f u l! Glad you had a good time!