Wednesday, July 14, 2010

An afternoon of boating

This past weekend, we had such gorgeous weather and we took advantage of it by going for a boat ride. Our son asked if he could bring a couple of friends along for the afternoon and of course, we said yes.

Now, why don't you go grab yourself a nice cuppa and join us for the ride? There's always room for one more!

These were some of the houses that we passed by on our way to the ocean. They are all very nice but I wonder how early I'd have to get up to clean my house if I lived in any of these. I doubt many of these homeowners clean their own homes, but I like to clean mine. Windows are another story... ;)

Now there's something you don't see in many people's backyard. All aboard!!!

You don't see too many of these either, at least not this tall. Beautiful blue!

All right, I can almost smell the ocean now... we're almost there!

This guy might take a while to get there but what a workout that must be.

Call me lazy, but I'm pretty sure I'd rather get there in something like this....

Put my feet up and enjoy the ride! Who's with me?

Is that a sailboat in the distance? Looks like we made it to the ocean!

Who's going first?

Looks like my little guy is getting ready to jump...

And there he goes!

What's that I see up above? Two people who aren't afraid of heights, evidently.

I suppose the view is amazing but I'm willing to take their word for it.

After a swim in the ocean, it's time to start heading back.

Oh look - a vacant lot. With your own beach right out back, that's what I call prime location!

And speaking of location, I can think of worse parts of town for someone to go to church!

This one was getting ready to go on a voyage to Bermuda. We ran into the owners while we stopped to gas up. I hope they had a safe journey!

Barking dogs are not very common on the water so I looked around to see where it was coming from. And there he was, just a little bit ahead of us.

And what was he barking at? You might have guessed it, two of his kind relaxing nearby!

Speaking of animals, I don't think this house is in danger of being burglarized with one of these keeping guard...

He's not exactly the real thing, but he sure looks like it, right?

That's it for now but I hope you enjoyed the boat ride. Let's do it again soon!



Lib said...

Lovely trip, thanks for taking me with you:o)

ChaChaneen said...

I am sooooo there with you along for the ride! And I'm with ya about the cleaning.... I'm guessing if a house is that BIG, you've got hired help to clean it. h ha

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those views are gorgeous! Looks like a nice, relaxing boat ride!

Brenda said...

What an enjoyable time.
I agree with you, and coming from a former housecleaner, Those big houses are killers to clean!

Raise Them Up said...

What great pictures! I'm with you all the way about the riding thing. And speaking of which, thanks for sharing the ride with us!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now THAT was a super fun trip! Loved seeing all the sights AND having your guided tour, too!


Sheila :-)

valerie said...

So beautiful! Those houses are huge. I guess if they have a home that big, they surely have someone helping keep it clean??
Your little one is so cute. I know he had a wonderful day out on the ocean with his buddies.
Do you live in Miami? My sister is there on vacation right now and just texted me a picture of her view from her room. I don't know where they are staying, but it's so beautiful. Hummm.....I may need to start planning my next summer's vacation to Florida.
I'd love some insight on a good location. We tend to like to fly into a place and be transported over to the hotel and not worry about renting a car.
Thanks for sharing. As you know :) I love pictures!

Miss Janice said...

I know that skyline...Miami, right??? Love those beautiful homes and that gorgeous yacht!!! Beautiful photos!

the voice of melody said...

Glad you enjoyed the trip and pictures! Valerie and Miss Janice, no it's not Miami although I am in FL. Everything along the east coast in FL starts to look the same after a while! :)