I’m pretty sure Matt and I have found paradise, and it’s our friend Tim and Lindsey’s boat house. They don’t know it yet, but we’re never leaving.
Actually, it’s Tim’s parents’ boat house, but either way, it’s absolutely amazing. Right on the lake with a beautiful patio overlooking the water. Heaven.
We’re in Huddleston, VA at Smith Mountain Lake. What a gorgeous place! I love the mountain and lake combination.
Panoramic shot from Matt’s phone:
When Matt and I arrived yesterday afternoon, we got straight down to business. This is seriously like water sport adventure camp. I love it :)
First up — a boat ride and water skiing!
Their dog Babe was ready to rock :)
First up on the water skiing circuit was Tim. He’s pretty much insanely good — and this was on one ski, too!
Looks easy, right? It isn’t ;)
Next up was Matt!
He’s only been water skiing once before, so I was really impressed when he came right up and totally rocked it! Love his face in this photo, hahah:
He stayed up for a long time and even kept it together when we had to turn the boat!
Nice job, Matt :)
And then… it was my turn. Gah!
This was my very first time trying water skiing! I was a bit scurred, but I figured… how hard can it be?
And another fail.
Aaaaaand another fail.
Lol! At least I was laughing the whole time :) Every attempt pretty much ended up with me doing an awkward split and flying forward onto my face, haha.
Lindsey (who is pregnant!! So exciting — but no water skiing for her, sadly) took pity and came out to help me, hehe.
It actually really helped and I was able to get up and stand once!!! Thanks, Lindsey :)
But… unfortunately Matt (my photographer) had given up on me at this point and was too busy taking pictures of the dog and missed getting a photo of me actually standing, lol.
Oh, well :) Today’s mission: stand up for more than 3.5 seconds on the water skis. I can do it!!!
When we returned to the dock, the water sports continued. :)
Check out this stellar form!
The dogs were the welcoming back party :)
Have you guys even seen the website Leisure Dive? Blog reader Jordan posted a link to it in the comments of my diving board flip video post and I was totally obsessed with it! If you haven’t seen it, you must. The photos are so hilarious.
Matt and I decided we had to take a photo to submit to it, heh. Check this out:
Just chillin out, drinking a beer, no big deal
Isn’t that amazing? We were all dying over it. Here’s the runner up:
Lol. I might try to do one today, too, hehe.
The rest of the afternoon was filled with various boats! Lindsey and I took the kayaks out for a spin while the boys went out on the jet skis:
And when they got back, Matt and I went out on a jet ski together! I freaking LOVE these things.
What an amazing and fun day. This post is becoming a beast so I’ll save a recap of our dinner (we went to a restaurant via boat!) for a bit later! As for now — the lake and this hammock await :)
Have a wonderful day, friends!