We absolutely love having a teeny tiny boat to call our own on hot summery days as these. A few days ago we were able to spend the whole day out at the lake without any rush or commitments to return home to. It's nice having something so close (40 minutes or so) and generally cheap ($10 to enter). We packed in a lunch, our sunblock, and the innertube and got down to some serious fun.
The boys all took turns driving the boat and did pretty good jobs of it. I, however, am lousy at it. It's one of those things where you turn the opposite direction that you want to go . . . well, my brain just can't master that. Ethan was a superstar though! He drove the boat from halfway out in the lake all the way to the boatlaunch with hardly any help from Dan. He looked so cool and casual steering the boat . . . wish I'd had more room on my camera's memory card to video it.
The water temp was completely comfortable and perfect and still refreshing. I recall thinking as I was floating along in the innertube, kicking my feet behind me, that this was the perfect ending to the summer.