Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If I Had One Million Dollars...

I'd buy myself a boat.
And a boat trailer.
And a wakeboard.
And a wake surf board.
And a slalom ski.
And a dozen life jackets.
And a vehicle to pull the boat.
And a timeshare on one of these.

We were the fortunate recipients of an invitation to Lake Powell with my brother.  The friends that usually go with them on this trip had a wedding and couldn't make it.  Sad for them.  We lucked out. 

Millie Kayaking

Simon Kayaking in a cool slot canyon
And we provided the water trampoline which no longer holds air very well, and the kids have kind of outgrown it.  But who is ever too old for a round of Duck-Duck-Goose on a water trampoline?

Simon sliding during a night swim
 My brother provided the boat, the houseboat, the driving skills, all the fun toys, and endless quantities of patience driving us all over the lake.

Brent wakesurfing

Simon about to wakeboard
Oli jumping the wake

And I can still slalom ski with a smile on my face
One of the most beautiful places ever

I love Lake Powell.


  1. Where did Ollie get that gypsie shirt he's sporting pray tell? I must have one. :)

  2. It is beautiful in that area! I know you are all pros at those water activities. I envy your skills. And yes, I think that million dollars would be well used and enjoyed by your family:)

  3. Please remember in your wish list.
    1/4 Million dollars for gasoline.
    And ample vacation time at the Salt Lake City Bicycle Co. to enjoy it.

  4. Nat, it was Xander's. He and a previous girlfriend had purchased matching ones. I hated it forever, but I guess I've gotten used to it. Oli has inherited it while Xander is on his mission. It tends to be his "after-church" wear. I don't know if any threads of it will be left when he gets home.

    Oh yeah, Brent, I forgot about the gas.