Saturday, September 11, 2010

Houseboat 2010!!

Here are some pictures of our annual trip to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. This year we switched marinas and started at Burnside Marina. The only downfall is that we had to drive around on the lake forever looking for a cove to dock in for the night. This year we had a stinky boat too :-( Something was wrong with our septic tank and it smelled like we were riding in a porta-potty! We had maintenance come out two different times but the could never fix it. Apparently their "fix" was literally pouring an entire bottle of Pinesol into the tank. Eww...

 Captain in training:

Breakfast... 10am

Malibu & Jammies!

Anyway, as always we had an awesome time playing Quelf (best family board game EVER!)!!

We also had a major prank in the works for months leading up to this trip. My poor mother-in-law is soooo incredibly gullible. About a week or two before we left I called her and told her that Spike had bought some really neat magic tricks and that the kids were really going to like them. He's always been into magic and illusions so this was nothing out of the ordinary. Well when I tell her this, she was like, "Oh YAY! I LOVE it when he does magic!" So that same night, he went to her house to poke around an old storage locker that had some of his old tricks in it. Once we're on the houseboat, Spike starts showing some of the kids and a few other adults some of the tricks individually. He decided to do the prank on Pam the last night we were there. It consisted of a bowl of water and a broom...

So I go out onto the deck where she was sitting and started sweeping the rocks off the floor (I had to get a broom out there somehow!). We chatted for a little bit and were slowly joined by the rest of the family. Then Spike came out with the bowl of water. She started saying "what are you doing!? I'm not going to get wet am I!? Its way to cold!!" Of course he told her "well that's all up to you! Now stand up and come help me with this." She was reluctant to but finally gave-in. He held the bowl up to the ceiling, then put the broomstick underneath it to hold it in place. He told her that the water in the bowl would disappear but she had to hold the broomstick up. She didn't want to, but again she gave-in. As soon as she put her hands on the broomstick, we all left her on the front deck alone! We were all watching from inside the boat and laughing hysterically! She was pretty smart about the whole thing and almost walked away dry! But... she didn't.

What a great weekend!

Here's how Brock summed it up:

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