So if you want to eat the birthday cake,
you must go down to Pine Flat Lake!
Early in the morning, Gail, Karen and I all go out for our "sister ski".
Here I am hamming it up:
The step after that, which I actually attempted, is to hold the handle with my foot. But apparently I don't bend that way anymore!
And I don't bend at all for a couple of days after this...
But totally worth it, yes?
We also commune with nature, swimming at night unencumbered by the external trappings of society, and observing local wildlife. Check out this bald eagle! A pair were hanging around on our end of the lake. We didn't see a nest, though.
After my three strenuous minutes of skiing, I drive the kids around on the raft, bouncing them senseless. Here's the raft with the houseboat in the background.
Look at the smiles on those faces:
The joy is contagious:
Hope you caught some too!