At the risk of sounding like a one-trick pony, we had another fun weekend up at the lake this weekend.
In what’s supposed to be an annual event, but doesn’t always happen, our lake plays host to the New Jersey power boat races, which draws racers from all over North America.
Since we’re heading into our fourth summer up there, and have missed this weekend on occasion, it was our first time seeing the event live. And it’s a pretty amazing event, lasting two days. The boats are built like race cars with carbon fiber restraints that keep the drivers safe in case of a crash. As you can imagine, having 2-5 boats on the water at a time makes a ton of noise.
But it’s pretty fun to kick back with a beer or two and watch the event. Since the races were happening right in front of our house, we got to view them from every vantage point, including up on the porch…
…and down on the dock.
I mixed up a batch of Micheladas, my first time giving the recipe a try, and although it wasn’t Rodney’s favorite cocktail, I’m totally hooked. Definitely my new summer drink.
Although the girls lost interest in the boat races pretty early, I had two other viewing companions…
And of course Rodney was down to watch them all weekend from the comfort of our double occupancy floatie. We quite possibly made bum imprints in the rubber. But that’s what happens when you buy a 2-man floatie with a built-in wine bucket.
But it wasn’t all fun and games this weekend. There was work to do. Cars had to be washed…
… newfound pet toads had to be tended to…..
(Skipper was released later that evening after we attempted to feed him a moth and decided that an orange bucket was no home for a toad.)
And of course, the one thing that happens most often around here, people need to be fed…
We’ve lucked out with some beautiful early June weather, so let’s hope that our trend continues over the rest of the summer. Crossing fingers….
Love that shot of you and Jackson! Looks like so much fun!
Thanks ML 🙂 Totally fun weekend xo
It’s Winter here. I could do with a bit of that warmth.
It sure looks like you guys had a fun time!
sigh… that’s my kinda living!!! YAM xx
Lovely photos they have made me feel relaxed heheh!
Looks like a lot of fun! I’m glad you got to get away and see this event. 🙂
Great photos it does look like its so relaxing there, hope you have a pleasant summer.
Such a fun time!
Your drink looked so good, I had to google what was typically in a michelada … and will have to pass. ;D
Your comment is too funny, love your honesty! Yes, maybe not for everyone but I’m obsessed 🙂
Love the lake photos. So peaceful and nice.
I’m googling a Michelada recipe right now.
Love the photos, especially the ones taken of the lake!
It’s one of those drinks where you might scratch your head and think “hmmm”, but it’s definitely worth a try, they’re delicious. Hope you’re enjoying your summer 🙂
My cars need to be washed so bad! The lake looks so refreshing.
The car is clean for 30 minutes and then all of the pollen in the air makes it dirty again. So technically not worth it, but my husband seems to enjoy his man chores. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂
Always refreshing to see your photos =) #WW
I need to get one of those floats for when I take the boys to the lake! That drink looks great. Nice shots of you and family.
Fabulous photos!! What a fun trip!
Looks like you had a fabulous weekend. Makes me want a cottage!
Wow….what a place to hang out!!
So very envious. It’s absolutely freezing at the moment with severe weather warnings and we’ve hardly ventured outside.
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!! Happy WW!
What an awesome place to spend the summer. Winter is here with a vengeance and my bones are craving warmth!
How awesome! What great summer memories to have!
What glorious summertime fun you guys must have living right on the water! Fabulous WW shots!
This looks like the best summer day ever…love the drinks!
Totally NOT a ‘one trick pony’. I’m surrounded by corn and soybeans right now and enjoy your fun weekends as reported on WW’s 🙂
Too funny, glad you’re not getting tired of the lake reports! There will be many more this summer 😉
Wow!! That picture with you and the dog and the sun…ahhh-mazing!! So glad you had a beautiful day.
All I can say is that looks wonderful and I so so would love to have a place like that to get some R & R.
Looks like a great time, lovely photos! Thanks for the party and enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂
What a great weekend! That floatie is just awesome. Love your photos!
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