Thursday, July 3, 2008
Lake Travis With Jason Moore's Family
Over Memorial weekend we took our new boat out for its first trip. We went to Lake Travis in Austin. We rented a little cottage and invited Jason, DeAnn and family to go with us. We had a great time. The water was really choppy so we didn’t get to test out skiing, but really enjoyed the smooth ride. I did manage to break a metal piece off the sunbrella, so we had no shade. Thanks to Papa Mecham, Trevor was constantly asking us if he could drive the boat. So finally I made a pact with him, if he wouldn’t ask to drive while the boat was full of people, then when we were waiting to load the boat onto the trailer, he could drive it around. He was happy with that deal and after that he was very enjoyable to be with. One of the funny stories that go with this trip is the actual driving to Austin. After we get everything packed up and are finally on the road, I ask Charlie if he knows where he is going. He said he did, and I believed him (big mistake!) because we had been to that part of the Lake before. Well we are getting closer to Austin and Charlie sees a sign for an interstate, and says to himself am “I supposed to take 183?” Now you know, interstates in TX go every which way, not just north and south like they do in Utah. So we turn off and start going down this road and we are not noticing anything familiar. So there we are towing this monster boat and Jason following behind and we have no idea where we are supposed to go. So we are calling anyone who might be close to a computer to look up were we think we are and tell us how we get to where we need to be. Finally after a few awkward turnarounds, and back tracks we made it to our destination in 5 hrs instead of 3 ½!