Why aren’t weekends longer?! This was one of my few weekends where I was able to head up to Wawasee for some R&R. Bruce and I were itching to get out, so we left early Friday to make the trek up there. You would have thought we were providing food and drink for 20 people! We had it all! We set the radio on random and took off. Very appropriate during a train crossing, a Kenny Rogers song came on. For some reason, this just cracked us up which was a great precursor to how the whole weekend would be… hilarious!
We arrived about 5 pm and I was so excited, we had to do everything right then and there! The sun was shining and the water was calling my name. First order of business was to get our suits on and get the boat uncovered for a ride around the lake. Bruce was expecting a nice smooth ride, we don’t do slow in the Fuller family. It was a 35 mph cruise around the lake finished by about a 50 mph run down the bay. One thing about this lake. People like to race you. A boat was doing the “do you wanna go?” cruise right next to me followed by eye contact, but I wanted no part in it. I have childhood memories of my father yelling at me to hold on to the bottom post of the seat because he’s gotta show this guy who’s faster. So I did put the throttle down a bit but turned away from the guy and headed to the sandbar. The water was crystal clear this year. I’ve never seen it this great in my 31 years up there.
We headed back to the house to take a paddleboat ride. Bruce was very interested in my turtle hunting skills. We saw maybe 3 turtles, but it was fairly late in the evening for turtles to be sunning themselves. No chance of catching anything so we headed back to the house only to run into a sea otter (a.k.a Muskrat) that we thought was a stick. Bruce wanted to catch that. Ahhhh no, I don’t think so. We did catch a new pool cup for Bruce.
Next order of business was to uncover the jet skis and take off. By this time it was about 8 pm and the water was like glass. We hit the throttle and cruised around a bit then headed in. We needed to eat! We spent the evening playing games and doing a puzzle. If you’ve ever played Taboo, you know you have to get creative on the clues. “What sound does a pig make?” Bruce says “Oink”. “What do you put in your mouth if you want fresh breath?” Bruce says “a mint… Ointment!” This word will provide us many laughs for years to come.
Saturday came and the party people showed up… Herb and Carole. We played cornhole for hours, ate some lunch, played arts & crafts with a dead fish…. Huh?! My mom saw this article about pressing fish with paint on rice paper and calling it art. Well my mother felt she was an artist and we all must get in on the action. Mind you, she found the construction paper, we all did the rest of the work and got bossed around by the artist. On today’s turtle hunt, I picked up 2 turtles and a pretty good size dead fish. Dad got the spray paint out and we made a few attempts at this so called “art” project. After studying the article a bit, I figured out that artist used RUBBER fish to make theirs. Geez. We made do with our dead one. Herb figured out “You don’t bring the fish to the paper, you bring the paper to the fish!”. The funny part of this is we were all trying to apply some logic to figure out how to get the damn fish imprint on the paper. Here’s Carole with her “art”.
And say hello to my little friend.
This is George. He’s spending 3 weeks at my place before I take him back home to Wawasee. He’s so cute you can’t stand it! We finished up Saturday night at the Frog followed by Rummy and Clue at the house. Bruce kicked my ass at Rummy, but I beat him at “silent” Clue. Here are Bruce’s friends that he made this weekend.
We wrapped up Sunday with a float in the water and a few rounds of Would You Rather… Disgusting yet intriguing game. Thanks to everyone for making it a great weekend. Looking forward to doing it again ASAP!