Monday, August 8, 2011

River Rat: Part 1 - Lake Blackshear!

Hi all!
I can't believe summer is almost over
especially because its still 110 degrees outside!

But I know fall will be here soon, so we have been soaking up time on the lake
My brother came to visit a few weekends ago and we spent the weekend cruising the muddy waters of Lake Blackshear.  Then, last week, we headed to Center Hill Lake in Tennessee to visit T's sister.  So we are officially river rats.  Somehow, even with all this time on the lake, I'm pale?  Maybe I should have chilled on  the 100 sunscreen?!?

Anyway, so here are some pics from our weekend with my brother!

My fav spot...

T scoping out the lake scene at 10 AM 


It was gorgeous day!



The are my sort of sad zinnias - I wish I had a green thumb

It did manage to produce a few beautiful flowers




Rallying the troops - time to get on the boat

Our little house
We are house hunting this weekend, so we might be moving out of the pink house soon
Maybe our next house will be pink too - who knows?!?


Can you believe those chairs are from Winn-Dixie?
You never know what you'll find at the grocery store


We ate lunch at a place called Booger Bottom - yes, I ate there
Despite the name, they have an amazing cheeseburger 


After lunch we headed to the marina
The worst part of the day...



because of this...


Urg...
Being a river rat is not cheap

We headed to the sandbar after getting gas
This was the best part of the day



My lovely tire float...
So classy...


Brother getting a tan
We are definitely related
We tan realllly easily
then we lose it realllly fast


Who wants a house boat?!?
We could have a killer blog party on this thing!
I wonder if its seaworthy? 

Hope everyone had a good weekend!
I'll be back with pics from our visit to Center Hill Lake soon!

xx.

16 comments:

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

Oh boy, this brings back memories! My cousins live in Perry and we use to meet up with them in the summers and go camping on Lake Blackshear. Even those we would get eaten alive by mosquitoes, we still had a blast. Beautiful pictures :) xoxo

Jamie said...

Love Lake Blackshear! Glad y'all had a fun time!

Tess said...

I'm so jealous of your lake house life! It seems so lovely - enjoy while you can! Good luck house hunting!

Fit With Flash said...

nothin like living it up on the lake for day/weekend. so relaxing and sooo much fun : )

Lu said...

You are so lucky! Love the ever classy tire float!

megan said...

Livin the life! :)

JMW said...

Looks like such fun! Nothing like a day on the boat with friends and family. Good luck with the house hunt!

I Do Declare said...

Your summer on the river(s) looks SO fun! I LOVE that hammock, too!

Maryland Magnolia said...

I have always dreamed about living on a houseboat at a lake for a week or two. I've also always dreamed about eating at Booger Bottom (Ha!) :)

Your summer at the lake looks great! Good luck with the house hunting :)

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Looks idyllic, nothing better than a hot day on the water. I love those chairs. Good luck with the house hunting x x

Lorri said...

Your pictures keep getting better and better! Maybe it is just because I am so stressed right now, but everyone looks so relaxed! Can't wait to hear about the house hunting!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I would love to be a river rat, living on the lake like you!!

Michele said...

I'm a little jealous of the relaxing fun you are having. I'm so tired from teacher inservice/professional development. Looks like you are having a great time. I can't wait to hear about your house hunting adventures. I'm sure it will be an adventure ;) Good luck!!!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Yes, I agree...you can find some secret treasures at the grocery store! So I just had to scroll all the way back to your post about Destin. Even though I have a lot of family that lives there, we're all renting a house for Christmas down there & I have never been to Elmo's, which you mentioned. I'll have to look that up. Of course, Red Bar and Bud & Alleys is always a must!

Kat said...

That looks like so much fun!!! I love the pink lake house, it's darling. I can't wait to see what your new home looks like, your Savannah one was absolutely precious with it's awesome porch!

Amanda said...

Amazing, amazing photos! This looks like my kind of vacation. Swimming, boating, and boozing! What more could you want?! :)

 
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