Hello everyone, I am sure you all thought I would run out of something to say….but not me.
I feel like I am a life saver sometime. You know one of those guys that save you when you go swimming, the good looking guy with the Speedo. Well, as you know, storms can come up on the lake in a minute.
One day, I looked out the window and there was a black cloud rolling in, my weather machine went off like crazy! By the way, you don’t have to have a weather machine in the city but you surely do at the lake. And much to my surprise right outside my window, there was a “John Boat”. I have often wondered why they called them John Boats, why not Bob or Charlie??? Well anyway, in the boat was a great looking young man standing in the front just fishing away and in the back was a woman who looked like she just loved going fishing! You know that kind that looks scared to death but felt like it was her duty to go fishing with her husband. And in her arms was the smallest baby that I have ever seen in my life, especially in a boat on the lake in an “upcoming rain storm”. Well, you know me, I took it upon myself to just go out on the porch and let them know a storm was coming, that my weather machine was going crazy. Thank goodness, the man quit fishing, turned around, saw the black cloud and got that motor started faster than superman flying through the air. Yep, you are correct old “TG” to the rescure.
Then there was this pontoon that we met one day with a couple and their parents stranded, motor dead as a “door knob”, waving their arms. Of course we stopped, got out the rope and pulled them all the way past Shady Cliff to their dock. Once again, saved the day for boaters on the lake.
The cutest thing was the day, I looked up from “fishing of course” and a big pontoon went pasted us up the lake, then a few minutes later, there they were again going down the lake. I mentioned to my hubby, did you see that boat? Of course he said “what boat”. Men, they are all alike, don’t see a thing unless the boat has a good looking girl on the front, laying out getting a sun tan. Well I counted about four or five trips up and down that strip and finally, I looked up and they were coming straight at us at a fast pace. Can you imagine, a “big old pontoon” and you are in a “little tiny fishing boat”? Finally, I supposed he put on the brakes or whatever you do to stop a boat and asked “where is the restaurant” out here, I am taking my girl friend to lunch. I thought to myself, “honey, you aren’t taking her anywhere except up and down the lake”. Ask me if she looked upset. Of course I gave them great directions, go down to the floater in the middle of the strip turn right on the freeway and keep going. It will be quite a ways up there, but you will see the restaurant. Ask me if that girl looked relieved! Did you check out those directions?
I don’t think that young man “made any brownie points” with his girl friend that day! I don’t care how pretty that boat was!
One more thing before I go, a group of ladies stopped us to ask, “how do we get off the lake”; I thought they really didn’t need to be out here and much less driving a boat. I asked them, did you come into the lake from the state park ramp or by a restaurant? There answered was YES! I thought to myself, that is not the right answer. I had a little trouble making them understand where they needed to go! But once again, after my great directions, they were off on their merry way.
By the way, if you have some great rescue stores or anything about the lake, just sent me an e-mail, I would love to hear from you! You got my address.
“till next time”