Dog days of summer

Dog days of summer

Labor Day is the last summer holiday to spend out on the lake enjoying the warm temps, family, and friends. Hard to beat cruising around on the lake with the wind in your hair, the sun rays beaming down, and my shades on cause I’m cool like that. What makes me cool is my faithful companion, Ginger, who is a water loving, boat riding dog! Really I’m so nerdy I have to surround myself with cool friends and my dog. 

I’m not into fishing so boating for me kicks off Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start to summer. Whoever spaced out the holidays for summer did a great job because smack in the middle is 4th of July. I’m on the lake every chance I get, but it’s a three day weekend to enjoy cruising around in boat. In my case, I’m usually pulling a tube, slinging teenagers around to their delight or terror depending on the day. I have been called the ‘Joker’. Sick kids! They said my smile was a bit too delightful. 

Once you get past the 4th it’s just hotter than hell, but depending on the year getting out on the lake can still be enjoyable and not a sweat fest. Finally we’re at the end of the summer and for those with kids they are back to school. Labor day weekend is either a celebration of their return to school or in my case one of the last opportunities to enjoy the end of summer. I’ve opted this year to wait to winterize the boat after we cruise around looking at fall leaves. I think it will be a beautiful sight to see from the water. Future adventure post in the making! 

Being out on the lake is peaceful and relaxing. It’s a great time to just be present with the people you’re with. The phone isn’t ruling me other than to take some selfies…have to document the fun it’s so rare! Workaholics need breaks too. I’m trying to find some balance between work and life. I teeter totter back and forth all the time. If someone has it figured out they should let me know.

So rise and shine folks! Have a fantastic holiday if you are celebrating here in the states. Ginger and I are gearing up for a great day!

-G