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
Here is a final look into an amazing vacation with friends:
The 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.
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 enjoyed making their own shish kabobs.
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.
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!
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.
The girls watching the boys jump from the rocks while enjoying a mid-afternoon snack. 🙂
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!
After climbing from the lake the next stop was usually the hot tub, to warm up before drying off.
After a nighttime swim Tyler found the hot tub water extra toasty!
Whether working together:
Cruising the lake:
Or playing together,
this group knew how to have fun!
Craft time! Scratch art pictures.
Painting river rocks..
Beautiful wild flowers Rusty picked for his Momma…love that boy!
I loved playing Yahtzee with the giant dice and laundry basket we brought from home.
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.
On our final morning the kids woke with the sun for an early morning swim,
with the fog still rolling across the lake.
Four brave souls!
Then we headed back to Beaver Creek Marina, where we packed, unloaded the boat,
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. 🙂
Just about ready to leave…
Good-bye, Kentucky. We had a wonderful time!