Sunday, June 22, 2008

I may be a lake person after all...

There are beach people and there are lake people.

I am a beach person.

I love the beach and cannot get enough of it.

It is therapeutic to me. I could sit on the sand in the breeze and read for hours

Or just watch the sunset.

I am not a lake person.

I am not wild about swimming in water that I cannot see through.

I am terrified of snakes.

Snakes like the lake....see the pattern?

When I was younger, I used to go to the lake with a friend's family a lot in the summer and never could enjoy it because I was always keeping my eyes peeled for snakes.

This weekend our friends invited us to Crystal Lake.


The water is beautiful and clear (hence the name).

There is a huge beach with lots of pretty sand.

I actually felt like we were at the beach.

We had the best time. Steve and I inner-tubed (is that a word?) together. We have not done that since our honeymoon 8 years ago. It was so much fun!

AC rode it with her friend and had a blast!

Little sister played in the sand and was so content.

Our friends have had a place there for almost 10 years and have never seen a snake in the lake. This is my kind of lake.

I will gladly go back anytime and am so grateful that we were invited.

Only one major disappointment - I forgot my camera!

So maybe I am a lake person...or maybe I am just a Crystal Lake person.


andi said...

I am you about the snake thing. I have to throw in alligators too!!!!! So between those two, I am a nervous wreck at the lake! I must find this Crystal Lake. It might be my only hope. I loved your post. You all were so sweet to help Emily and Mark! Wasn't it amazing what she has done with the fabric in the kids rooms and the curtains?! She has what I refer to as "the gift." I know you all will have a great time being neighbors. :)

Lindsey said...

I am a beach person myself. I could definitely live down there. And I am so with you a/b the unclear water. But perhaps I too should check out Crystal Lake!

Melanie said...

Where is this Crystal Lake? I will have to pay it a visit. I am definately a beach person too!!!

andi said...

Little typo I noticed! I meant to say, "I am with you about the snake thing." As a teacher, I just can't let it slide. LOL! :) A

Heather H said...

i am SOOOOOOOOOOO with you on the lake thing. i can't stand swimming when I can't see the bottom. So, I'm a beach person ... but, don't venture into the water too far unless I am in clear water.

Glad y'all had fun! Sad I don't get to see pics though :(


Christy said...

Glad ya'll had a good time at the lake. It sounds like a nice place. I saw Erin and your dad yesterday in Abbeville. We need to plan that movie night soon.

Christy said...

Call me when you get a chance. When I talked to you earlier, I forgot to ask you if you wanted to go eat Mexican with us tomorrow night.