Okay, okay, I know. Lake George is WAY old news. You're tired of reading about it, and I'm tired of procrastinating posting about it. I promise this will really be the end.
Wrapping up the Cast:
First of all, the Kiwis returned from New Zealand. Hooray! After a fascinating foray into the world of the Hobbit, Callie and Adam are stateside once more, having rejoined the world of the big people. Here they are lounging with their little hobbit nephew Eli as he relishes his first breakfast. With so many people around to beg for vittles, I'm pretty sure he ate at least three breakfasts every day.
Onto the excitement. Waterskiing!
Here's Talia modeling the obligatory dry land lesson. Remember to keep those elbows straight!
More Water Play:
Talia suits up in her snorkel. I have many fond memories of snorkeling in that very same spot as a small child, and a couple of not-so-fond ones, such as the time I dropped the keys to the jet ski in the water and had to search until I found them.
Here are the cousins jumping off the dock: Kathryn, Brooklyn, and Katelyn
Katelyn still wins first prize for the craziest leap.
Coming straight from a New Zealand winter, Callie was grateful to catch a few rays of sun.
Meanwhile, Jason and Eli make some dribble castles.
Papa Kay in his usual spot, reading the paper.
Of course, Grandpas need some wet 'n wild fun too. Watch out, Brooklyn!
Katelyn joins in the fun.
Check out that embouchure! Eli was buzzing up a storm. We have a future brass player, for sure.
Despite our inexperience, Uncle Jay was kind enough to let us all commandeer his sailboat. After a bit of heart-racing practice at the rudder, Jason became an expert at helping us come about. Meanwhile, Adam and Callie enjoyed showing off their mad skeels, thanks to their New Zealand sailing lessons.
Adam ties off. As far as I know, the boat's still there so he must have done a decent job.
If you're looking to get somewhere in a hurry, you may prefer the Shark Eye II, particularly if the wind has died down.