Monday, June 22, 2009

R O C K!!!
(No pun intended.)

We had an absolutely FABULOUS vacay drifting across the beautiful Dale Hollow Lake in Northern Tennessee and parts of Southern Kentucky with dear friends.

As we sailed along at about 5-10 MPH we every so often saw a sign that said "You are now entering Tennessee." Up around a bend, we'd see another one reading, "You are now entering Kentucky."

What does a person do on a houseboat, you ask? PLENTY! Well, here's a list of some of the many things we partook in:

*Lounging on the upper deck
*Tying up to a tree along the bank and swimming or floating under a hot sun and cloudless sky (Water temps remained in the 80s.)
*Fishing - if that's your thing
*Riding the water slide into the clean, refreshing lake
*Playing card/board games
*Watching videos on the big screen TV
*Eating in the big kitchen/dining room or enjoying meals at one of the many restaurants around the lake
*Enjoying the beauty of untouched, unpolluted nature (no residents on the 700+ miles of beautiful shoreline)
*LAUGHING and RELAXING. We did plenty of both!

Above are some pics of the three other couples who went with Cecil and me, all precious friends who we know a little bit better now after having lived together in such close quarters for the past week.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SORT OF VACATION...especially if you want to get away for a good time of refreshment and renewal.

Despite having a wonderful vacation, it's always great to come home, too! I love you all!

Sending warm, squishy hugs...


Nise' said...

I love the picture of all four of you gals on the rafts, now that is my idea of a lovely afternoon!! So glad you had a wonderful time.

much2ponder said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time Sharlene! Makes me want to take a trip like that:) Love the photos of all of you floating around, drinks in hand and smiles all around. God is good!

Lynnette Bonner said...

Glad you had such a good time! Looks like soooo much fun. :)

Therese Travis said...

But Shar, did you NAP?
I'm glad you had such a good time.

Sharlene MacLaren said...

Hi, all you wonderful ladies. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. Yes, Nise', lying on the rafts was the ultimate relaxation.

Those drinks you saw were tasty smoothies served up by one of the ladies. Hmmm.

Yep, I napped, Therese! So much I'm ashamed to admit it.

Now, here's the kicker...I HAVE SWIMMER'S EAR! Finally went to the doctor today. He said one of my ears looks raw. It is so painful. Ugh. Waiting for the meds to start kicking in.

Hugs and love...

Therese Travis said...

I pray you heal up quick.