Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Wet

Jordan Lake State Park
Poplar Point CG site #E95
Apex, NC

The week end was not that busy here.  I think next week end will be the last hoorah with Labor Day.  On Sunday, we all went on a pontoon boat ride.  We had to get Smudge cooled off before getting in the boat.  She is amazingly trusting.  She never paddled while in our arms.  We did let her swim a few inches between us.


Gin’s folks have enjoyed their boat but it is about time for them to let it go.  It can be a lot to take care of when you have so much other things going on in life.


It was an absolutely beautiful day to be on the water.


On Monday, Gin and I got out on the water with the waverunners.  We rode up to the dam and found a nice sandy beach to land and get out to float a while.  We rode some more and floated some more.  It was a great morning.

Her nephew Nick and his friend Chris joined us in the afternoon.  We took the boat and waverunners to the sandy beach near the swimming area and let them ride around a bit.  They enjoyed the speed on the lake.  Since it was Monday, there was almost no one else on the lake at all.  The water was like glass.  After an early supper of ribs and fixin’s, we all went on a boat ride to the dam.  Nick and Chris left before they locked the gate at 9:00.  It was another nice day in Sylville, but we are tired.

I did set up a hummingbird feeder on our first day here.  There are two females that perch in the pine tree and then feed from the feeder.  I did see one more deer today.  I went to the nearby convenience store to fill the gas cans and a deer was in the middle of the road just a few sites from our campsite.  She sauntered into the woods.  I just happened to have a camera and took a shot out the open window.  They hide on the week ends.



Travelwithwhippets said...

There is nothing better than floating in a lake on a hot summer day :-)

Happytrails said...

Sounds like a fun time on the lake!! Glad you all enjoyed playing on the lake...boating, floating and swimming.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Anonymous said...

Syl, I just joined as a follower of your blog. My DW and I will eventually be full-timing and I am enjoying your excursions. We live in New Mexico but spent my teen years in Durham, so I am loving all your Jordan Lake posts. I expect we will one day spend a lot of time at Jordan Lake when we visit family. Found your blog through RV-Dreams.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

You think you're wet now, what until Earl hits.

Are you going to stick it out or run for the high ground? Of course with all your watercraft, you can sail to higher ground! ;c)