Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Love Impromptu Vacations

Wednesday night, Mike and I are talking about places to 'escape to' that are local. That evolved into how warm it was going to be over the weekend and that would be perfect boating weather.
Let me give you some insight on our boating repertoire .....we built our house, literally from the ground up. The builder gave us a plan and we changed this, and this, and this......then much will that cost??? These changes were separated into 'negotiables' and 'non-negotiables' and Mike and I had different lists. One of Mike's 'non-negotiables' was the garage....must be at least 24 feet deep to accommodate the boat... 1000 sq. ft garage later....yes, the boat fits. I guess my point is, water activities are important to us, seeing as we built our house around it.
The problem with Cookeville is..water is very hard to come by. You are looking at a 30 minute drive minimum to get to any body of water. (We are very spoiled, we came from Hendersonville)

To remedy this issue, we decided to rent a cabin for the weekend that is located on Dell Hollow Lake. Each cabin has its only private dock to use as we please. We are going to bring our 5 mile range walkie talkies to communicate back and forth depending on the kid's frame of mind and whether they are wanting to rest in the cabin or go out on the boat. The greatest thing is....we can keep the boat on the water all weekend and not have to trailer it every time we are taking a break!! For those of you who have no idea what a pain in the butt that will have no idea until you own one.
Hello.........................lakeside cabin with the family......private boat slip for the Ranger..satellite TV for mom!!!!......5 mile walkie talkies for duty relief.....LIFE IS GOOD!!!!

1 comment:

mandi said...

I hope it was truly the heaven it sounds like.