I have felt very tied to home, even on my days off, because of my MIL's illness the past few months, so I really needed a day away from home. It was nice and I got over my guilt as soon as my feet hit that wooden boat dock! :)
sidebar: We rented from Buzzard Roost in Mountain Home. They were super nice, clean, and professional - highly recommended if you are ever in the market.
We started out sitting in the boat slip waiting on Dad and Hadley.
We joked that we were having an environmentally friendly day of boating!!! :D
They finally made it and we made our way into the main part of the lake.
The first half of the day, Wayne was our "captain", then the second half, went to Tommy.
He was captain when we got pulled over by the lake patrol...I think they were hoping to catch a bunch of drunks on the lake in a rental...boy were they sadly disappointed! :P
They did reprimand us for Hadley (my lil bro) riding on back of the boat while we were moving. (the bench you see behind my cousin Cindy above) We honestly didn't realize you were not suppose to be on there. In fact I was laid out on there on our initial trip leaving the boat dock. Luckily Cindy ended up knowing the lake patrol dude so he backed off the attitude when he realized he knew someone.
Was excited to finally meet Jill (left) my cousin Cindy's good friend. She's a hoot!
This is probably one of my favorite all time pictures of my Dad. He just looks like relaxed and happy. Usually when I pull the camera out he tries to be funny and makes goofy faces or looks all stiff, so I was glad to catch him just being him.
Look at my adorable little brother Hadley! He HATES for me to take his picture, so I took a crapload to catch him smiling while he was drying off from our little excursion in the water.
So that was Friday - my "independence" day.
Everyone needs an "independence" day every now and then regardless of
what's going on in their life, dontcha think?