“Life was made for good friends and great adventure”

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We are now on our way home

after an amazing week of fun, friends, and adventure on the water.

After our week of living the houseboat life on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

it is hard to say goodbye.

The weather was perfect with temperatures in the low 80’s during the day and low 60’s at night. The lake water was still warm enough to be comfortable, feeling more like pool water than lake water.

The week was filled with special memory-making moments with friends.

Lucas and Rusty

Lucas and Rusty

Here is a final look into an amazing vacation with friends:

IMG_1780The food just kept getting better and better as the week went on, making mealtimes a time to look forward to each day.

Dinner on the patio.

Dinner on the patio.

One Molly and Tatum's dinner night they made chicken pot pies, fruit salad, cesaer salad and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

On Molly and Tatum’s dinner night they made chicken pot pies, fruit salad, caesar salad and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

On our final night we had shish kabobs on the grill. The kids making their shish kabobs.

On our final night we had shish kabobs on the grill. The kids enjoyed making their own shish kabobs.

They were so yummy!

They were so yummy!

The bulk of our days were spent in the water…

swimming, jumping, splashing and floating.

On our final night we camped at a beautiful, secluded cove with this trickling waterfall to climb and jump from.

On our final night we camped at a beautiful, secluded cove with this trickling waterfall to climb and jump from.

The boys tiing off the boat.

The boys tying off the boat.

The water felt wonderful and it was such a treat to be able to float away the hours of our day with nowhere to go and nothing to do. It is going to be so hard to go back to reality!

The water felt wonderful and it was such a treat to be able to float away the hours of our day with nowhere to go and nothing to do. It is going to be so hard to go back to reality!

I can't remeber the last time I had the luxury of being able to just sit and read in the middle of the day.

I can’t remember the last time I had the luxury of being able to just sit and read in the middle of the day.

Olivia, Grace, Lucas, and Rusty.

Olivia, Grace, Lucas, and Rusty.

The girls watching the boys jump from the rocks while enjoying a mid-afternoon snack. :)

The girls watching the boys jump from the rocks while enjoying a mid-afternoon snack. πŸ™‚

Swim time also meant “bath time.” Rather than wash in the boring shower most bathing took place in the lake.

Dip, lather, rinse with a ride down the slide into the water…repeat!

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DSCF2750After climbing from the lake the next stop was usually the hot tub, to warm up before drying off.

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After a nighttime swim Tyler found the hot tub water extra toasty!

After a nighttime swim Tyler found the hot tub water extra toasty!

Whether working together:

IMG_2538Cruising the lake:

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IMG_2560Primping together:

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this group knew how to have fun!

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Craft time! Scratch art pictures.

Craft time! Scratch art pictures.

Painting river rocks..

Painting river rocks..

Beautiful wild flowers Rusty picked for his Momma...love that boy!

Beautiful wild flowers Rusty picked for his Momma…love that boy!

I loved playing Yathzee with the giant dice and laundry basket we brought from home.

I loved playing Yahtzee with the giant dice and laundry basket we brought from home.

Molly's turn to roll the dice!

Molly’s turn to roll the dice!

With all the fun we packed into our days on board,

by nightfall we slept hard.

After evenings spent watching movies, star-gazing, playing cards and board games, snacking and talking we all wandered off to our separate corners for a good night sleep.

IMG_2953DSCF2775On our final morning the kids woke with the sun for an early morning swim,

with the fog still rolling across the lake.

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Four brave souls!

Then we headed back to Beaver Creek Marina, where we packed, unloaded the boat,

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Tyler helping the marina employee run loads of our gear back up to the van.

and cleaned up the last of the evidence that we were there. πŸ™‚

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Just about ready to leave…

IMG_2979Good-bye, Kentucky. We had a wonderful time!

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