We celebrated Rosy’s 40th, Grandpa Tom’s 70th, and Meme and Tom’s 40th in a big celebration at the lake last week. It was so much fun. The house was beautiful. I could happily sit on the deck and watch the water for days and days.
Tuesday night was the peak for the Perseid meteor shower. The kids and I decided to stay up until midnight (when the real show was supposed to begin). We played Apples to Apples, our standard “stay up to midnight” game. Then we went down to the dock. It was beautiful. We laid on the dock, discussing the constellations, enjoying the weather and the water. We saw a few meteors, but just as midnight rolled around, the clouds decided to join us, and they rolled in too, think and heavy. Sigh. Even without seeing the official “shower,” we still had a great night.
The next night we went back again, a little earlier, and saw another handful of meteors. No one was in the mood to stay up until midnight, but we did have a second night on the doc, this time with Rose and Joyce.
We did lots of canoeing, kayaking, and floating. By “we” I mean the whole group. I just did the kayaking. The stairs down to the beach were STEEP and the shoreline itself was very rocky, so it wasn’t the best conditions for swimming, but we had fun anyway.
On Thursday we had a few extra friends over for the official party. It was a Tye-Dye theme. Eve and I made funfetti cake, we tie-dyed shirts, and painted rocks. There was some grilling of food and roasting of marshmallows.
Alas, our time at the lake could not go on forever (and some of us were missing our air conditioning!) so when the week ended we packed up and headed home. Back to the ferry (oh yea, we took a ferry both ways!) and our side of the lake.
I would be remiss to end this post without mentioning the one thing that was a topic of conversation ALL WEEK. The TRAIN! There were train tracks right behind the house and the trains went by several times a day… but mostly at night! The first night we were there I wasn’t aware of the train and woke up at 3am feeling like the train was in my bedroom!! It was soooo loud! That morning I got up (too early) and read the house reviews on the website. Every one mentioned the train. Somehow I missed that. 🙄 What’s even crazier though, is that every comment said the trains were no big deal. I was like WHAT?!? But, believe it or not, by the end of the week they WERE no big deal! I was sleeping through most of them by the end of the week, something that seemed impossible on Monday. The train gave us lots to talk about, even though I didn’t get any picture. The geekier among us counted cars, researched car lengths, and estimated train lengths. A little summer math, just for fun. 😊
We all agreed that this is the 1st Annual lake side vacation, but also that we need to find a house with easier beach access. I’m looking forward to next year’s getaway already! 💖