Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sun, Boats, Wakes, Sets, Lightning!

Yesterday was a day for the books or blogs... or something! I went boating at Lake Billy Chinook with some great friends. We all enjoyed a full day of sun-bathing, wake-boarding, swimming, waterfall-gazing and eating junk food!!! i'll let the pics tell the rest of the stories!

let's start with these amazing people. this is Eric and Lindsay.
Dane started the wake-boarding off nicely...

Then Nicolette...

And then it was my turn... now please be gracious with my form and lack of trickery. This was the first time i have tried to wake board in 5 years!
I got up!!!!After my last run, my arms and legs were so tired i could hardly climb back in the boat... I collapsed on the back, still smiling, but totally drained of all energy. PS- i am feeling it today!

Tara was a pro...

Then came Eric. Perhaps it was because i have only seen this sort of thing in my imagination...or perhaps it was the fact that i am still learning... or maybe it was due to my lack of wake-boarding knowledge... it doesn't really matter. Eric is a Master of the wake. check it;
Not sure if you can tell, but Eric is jumping the logs...

Like i said... Eric is the wake Master!
I LOVE WATERFALLS!!!! so needless to say my heart was dancing when we came around the corner to this lovely view...
We set anchor and made the trek up to the fall... it was SO beautiful, however i couldn't bring my camera, because of the swim to get to shore... bum deal.

"my" Jenna Kay and me... lovin the summer sun...
it was hot...

incredible view of the mountain...
Note to all my Washington friends and family; Please inform me if i am incorrect, but i have never seen anything like this in any lake in WA EVER! This my friends is a "lake potty" if you will. Basically a floating metal box that you can pull up to and answer nature's call.
I was pretty content with my day when we returned to Bend. I had successfully wake-boarded. My tan was darker and in some places red-er. The lake was beautiful, the mountain and waterfall made me just want to do nothing but live in a tent all summer. Hanging out with quality people all day was a huge blessing and i so i was satisfied with my June 28th. I didn't really think it could get better yet it did... x2!!! Please enjoy this sunset;

I couldn't get any great pics, but after the sun went down the lightning came out to play...and play it did.. for over 2 hours!!! It was better than the Fourth of July. No rain. I couldn't hear the thunder. Just light. Bright white bolts, breaking the darkness in half!!! Amazing.
Of course the lightning reminded me of one of my favorite Psalms...

Psalm 97:1-6

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad;
let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him
and consumes his foes on every side.
His lightning lights up the world;
the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the Lord of all the earth
The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
and all the peoples see his glory.

Like i said.. it was a day for the books.. or in this case the blogs. Thanks for all the fun memories, all who were there. And all who were not... let's make sure the summer doesn't end without lots more boating blogs and pics, stories and laughs!!!!


Eric and Lindsay said...

Oh I'm so glad you captured that wonderful, amazing, incredible day. Oh I'm so stoked you captured some of the magic. That was seriously the best summer day so far. And the fact that you made me out to be Wakeboarding super hero is pretty rad too. You'll have to email pictures, we love you and yes many more lake days to come!- Eric

Amanda said...

I didn't know you had a blog! Yippee!

I think that Lake Merwin is equally wonderful and it's in Washington. You can see Mt. St. Helens pretty well...

Anyways! Nice pics. :)

Lindsey said...

Hey sis... awesome pictures!!! what fun!
i miss you and want to come visit!!!

hugs, lou

Jennifer said...

I want to go!! Looks like you guys had such a great time. But now my blog is borring compared to your!lol. I'll just have to get some lake days in myself this summer to get caught up! P.S. I've never wakeboarded, but you looked like pro to me.

joann renee said...

Oh man! I wish I could've gone! Great pics...and by the way, I'm totally inspired by your pics too. Aw, we inspire each other photographically, how poetic. :)

Ann Dunagan said...

Hi Cassie! Looks like you're having a fun summertime! Christi and I just got back from Africa.

I've just started a blog, and I'd love to invite you to come over for a visit! (I seriously need some comments!!!)

Love you!