Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Day at the Lake

It has been a great week so far! Especially Tuesday, we went to one of my favorite places, Moraine State Park. Now, usually when we go here, we Kayak. I love kayaking. If I had a religion, it would be kayaking. I love it on a spiritual level, if that makes sense. Nothing makes me feel more calm, more zen, more like everything in the world is just the way it's suppose to be that very moment, than being out in the middle of a lake on a kayak, surrounded by trees and nature.

This time, however, we decided to do something a little different and rent a motor boat. Not a very fast one, but it's still a completely different thing than kayaking. Oh, it was fun! Don't get me wrong. Just different. You aren't powering the boat yourself, with your own energy. Nothing very peaceful about the sound a boat engine. It sure was a blast creating waves and then turning to ride over them again, though!

And check out our awesome hats. We bought these hats at a festival at that park last year. They are hand made, great for sunny days, keep us shady without over heating... they "breathe" nicely. Here we are, on the boat.

Of course, we had to let Maya have a turn at driving the boat!

Maya had a BLAST. She loves the water, she is such a fish. Swimming, boating, she even likes kayaking.

After that, we went swimming in the lake. It was a hot day, and there's nothing like being able to veg in the sun and take a refreshing dip in the water on a hot day. Maya is such a fish in the water. She even found some really tiny shells in the sand.

I love summer. This is what we do, and I love being outdoors. Winter is rough for me, because I hate being cold, but I love being outside.

Oh, and in other news, check out these awesome green beans that we grew. They are HUGE!

Can't wait for the tomatoes to be ready. I'm thinking about picking a few while they are still green to make fried green tomatoes! YUM!


  1. Love the hat. So cute with your new short 'do. I've never been kayaking but my co-workers are planning a trip soon [I think I'll just be waiting on the other end as cheerleader]
    HUGE beans. Fried green tomatoes are on my menu today too - the last of the beefsteaks.

  2. Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

    Those are some beautiful photos!

    I love eating beans like that!

  3. Looks like a great time :-)
    My Maia is a little fish,too.Loves the canoe and fishing and anything to do with water.

    I can't wait for tomatoes,either!

  4. My family has a cottage on a lake in NH. I haven't been there is quite awhile.

    Thanks for taking me to your lake. :-)