The next morning, we all got up and made a hot breakfast with fresh summertime fruit to get the day started. Then we made plans to go boating/tubing/any other water sport that you can do behind a boat. Somehow, though it always takes us all morning to get to the boat. It's like some weird force vortex. I mean, literally the boat is 150 ft away, yet it can take us from after breakfast until just before lunch before we actually depart from the dock. In the meantime it's usually filled with a lot of running around, yelling from the dock to the house, packing things, putting on sunscreen, and finding people who have disappeared. But eventually, we always make it out and have a great time. It was very hot and humid so tubing and swimming were on the agenda pretty much everyday, however, mother nature always decided to rain on our afternoon, pun definitely intended. Pretty much everyday while we were there, we got a thunderstorm at about 3 o'clock or so thus cutting our outdoor agenda short. In fact, on Saturday, we even got caught out in the rain on the lake! I had never felt rain hitting my face while speeding back to the dock until this point and let me tell you, it was not comfortable. Think ice pellets being fired at your face through a blow gun. But we made it back inside before it got really thunderous and lightningy. So we finished our game of monopoly and played the Wii.
Later that night, we went to Johnny's pizza for some tasty dinner and live music. I realized that we seem to be developing a habitual pattern for our time at the lake house and it made me laugh. We certainly can become creatures of habit! That evening, Laura's sister Kristen and her fiance arrived at the lake house from Myrtle beach, so we just hung around and talked.
Sunday morning came quickly and early and that meant that I had to follow through on my promise to the kids to go fishing off the dock. Our chances of actually fishing looked pretty dim because we couldn't find the tackle box. At all. But fortunately, the super sleuthing skills of my young brother in law paid off and Lucas discovered the tackle box, inside of a toolbox, in the midst of a junk pile, in the middle of out storage shed. But we got to fishing for awhile which was fun. We saw a dead fish and caught a beer coozie. No actual fish were caught or harmed on this venture. Then pretty much, the day went as the first. Boating, followed by a storm, followed by inside play. But Sunday night was mine and Laura's turn to cook dinner so we made this awesome fiesta chicken crock pot recipe which everyone loved. After that scrumptious dinner, we had cherry cheese cake pit that Laura made and we celebrated Kristen's 23rd birthday! That night, all of the ladies left us guys at the lake house to return to Atlanta to run the Peachtree road race the next morning.
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