August 21st 2010 11:36 am
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While Lake Powell was a very beautifur lake with some high canyon walls and gorgeous scenery, the conditions while we were there were not ideal fur my fambily's tendency to want to tow live bodies behind the the boat. Due to wind and many other boaters the water had a tendancy to be quite choppy. So other than my dad and boy wake boardin' on the furst day we would either find a nice beach and play on the water's edge or do sightseein' with some swim breaks in between.
On the last day they decided it was now or never to do more wake boardin'. Once again Dad went furst. Poor Dad! He kept fallin down til he was so tired he didn't want to try again. It's not like he's brand new at this, he's been doin' it fur years. But there's a certain magic(?) needed between the rider, boat driver & water to make it work. We could find no magic fur Dad today.
Next my boy gave it a go. He IS new to wake boardin'. This is the furst year he has tried it. The last time we went boatin' he was 10 years old and his feet too small fur the board we have. Now he is 13 and only one shoe size smaller than Dad. Anywoof, he got up the furst time and hung on fur a bit. But this was difficult, choppy water to board in and he ended his ride with a spectacular crash.
Finally, Mom did it, too! I hadn't seen her do any of this stuff befure! Only witnessed her as an accomplice to my dad & boy's shenanigans! Who knew she had it in her! Wellwoof, she got up on the very furst try. Then she hung on fur a bit. Then befure she could crash she let go. Kinda boring, actually. She says she's gettin' too old fur this stuff.
With the water being what it was we decided to put away the wake board and get out the giant inflatable frisbee. My boy rode it fur a bit. Then, as it was being pulled back in to be retired Mom asked me to jump on it fur a quick pic (see my new photo). Then Dad crazy, goofy guy that he is said, "let's see if she likes being towed!" Wellwoof, I tolerated a short ride but can't say I really enjoyed it. I jumped off after about 20 seconds. Crazy humans!
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Totawwy cwazee!!! Yu r such a pashunt gurl wif dem, Pepper!
Thanks Zaidie. Sometimes I wonder if I should trade them in. But then no other doggy would be willin' to deal with them. I guess this is my lot in life. Sigh!
My growlmy would have just sunk like a lead balloon if she had tried to get up on that board...she tried to water ski when she was still in the 'spring chicken stage' of her life! BOL! That was not successful either!
I think a tow in the 'frisbee' would be more to her taste!
Great vacation dogventures!
Thanks MrJack. The 'frisbee' is very cushy. I am just more into being IN the water than ridin' across it.
I think I'd love that giant inflatable frisbee - it reminds me of my pool floats I play on. But I do like hopping off to go swimming too!
Mom says I need to learn to relax. I don't always need to be swimmin'. But that's a hard concept fur me to learn.