A bunch of the guys from Anthony's shift at the fire station planned a trip to the lake for this past Monday. Yes, the guys did all the planning, but it went fairly smoothly. We had plans to all meet up and leave at 9:30. We left at 10:30. It seems like group of military people would be on time. But oh well. We set out on our trip. The guys rented 2 boats from the base, bought food to cook out and seemed very well prepared. They even printed maps for everyone. An hour and a half later we were there! (I was asleep in the back b/c I had a migraine, but I do believe we made 2-3 U turns on the way)
The water was beautiful and felt great. We got the boats in the water and some of us headed out while others stayed back and cooked. It was a great day of tubing, swimming, boating and hanging out. Until...around 5:00. The Chief called to say that the boat had broken down in the middle of the lake. We couldn't get ahold of anyone on the other boat. Someone on a jet ski (not with us) went out to tell the people on the working boat what happened and they went looking for them. An hour later, someone called to say they couldn't find them. When we left, 2 hours after it all started, the boat was being pulled in by a jet ski and our boat never found them. I was just happy I wasn't out on either of those other boats.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. The guys did a great job with the planning. The only thing missing was cups for the tea and gatorade which are believed to have fallen out on the way there. And my migraine went away before we got there.
I love that I've finally made some friends and know some people out here. It sure makes life much more fun.
4 weeks ago