We are on the road at 7 a.m. and not even to the stop sign at the end of our street when I realize one thing (and, as it eventually turns out, the only thing) we have forgotten. My sunglasses. When we are spending a week at the lake. The hottest, sunniest week of the year. Being that it is the third year in a row that we have selected said hottest, sunniest week (we even managed it last year after spending two months’ in Hawaii), we contemplate getting jobs at the Farmers’ Almanac but they don’t appear to have any openings. And we don’t turn around or stop for my glasses.
We roll into Hollister, MO in record time (about 4 hours later) just in time for lunch at Max’s favorite “fast food” – Subway! We put gas in the RV and the and discover that not all gas stations carry cheap sunglasses. So I take Max’s – pulling rank is one of the advantages of being the parent. That, and I’m the boat driver. Two points in my favor!
This first afternoon brings the standard menu of activities: tubing, surfing and wakeboarding by Mike and some tandem surfing by Mike and Max. The soundtrack courtesy of Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party and Cross Canadian Ragweed’s Happiness and All the Other Things.
|Max + Mara on the tube|
|Mike + Max tandem surfing|