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7.31.2014

LAKE DAYS.

Sometimes you just need a day on the lake. We packed up last Saturday and drove to Lake Ocoee, which is where I used to spend part of every summer when I was growing up.  My grandparents' church has a camp on the Ocoee called Camp Cherokee, and for years and years my grandparents had a camper trailer up there.  We would go and stay with them for a week or two and canoe, fish, hike, swim, and boat.  Lake Ocoee is where I learned how to water ski and where I was thrown off a tube more times than I can count. Those summers were full of family, laughter, and tan lines.

My grandparents haven't had a place up at camp for a long time now and sold their boat a few years ago, so I haven't spent quite as much time up at the lake as I did in my younger years. It was so fun to go back up there, paddle my kayak all the way back to camp, sit on the dock to eat lunch, and watch the little fish swim in the shallows.

There is something about being out on the water that is so relaxing to me.  It's soothing and healing to sit in a boat on the water and let the wind and current take you where it will. Something that's not soothing or healing? Major sunburn. I drowned my skin in sunscreen, but thanks to my Scottish heritage and the fact that I sweated all sun protection off within fifteen minutes, I ended up with a phenomenal shorts and tank top sunburn...which has now turned into a phenomenal shorts and tank top tan. Awkward tan lines are the story of my life.

















HOPE YOU GET OUT ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER!

21 comments:

Julie Maguda said...

That looks like so much fun!! I really hope my hubby and I can get out on the water before the weather gets too cold.

meg pitts said...

Ooooo.... love your design so far!!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Eeeeep!! Thank you! I stayed up FAR too late last night working on it because my old and cranky computer was miraculously working at a semi-normal speed. ;) So much more to do, but I love how it's coming together. :)

meg pitts said...

Me too! I had an idea in my head for something I wanted to do for a landing page and I searched and searched for a way to do it. Then realized I was going to be miserable today. And I was right. The rainy weather is no help.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh me too! Y'all would have so much fun :)

amy said...

Just found your blog through the link up...LOVE the pics! Something we don't have in So Cal are rivers, but we do have beaches! That's where we've been spending our days this summer. But I would love a river or lake day! So peaceful and beautiful!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Haha! Why do we do that to ourselves?? I am going to need an afternoon pick-me-up in a bit. It's cloudy here today...a bit gloomy.

Megan McIlvaine said...

Thank you! So glad you stopped by! My brother and sister-in-law live in San Diego...it is so beautiful there! I would love to have the beach so close! :)

Christina Main said...

AGGGGGG I love the new layout!!!!!!

esther julee said...

looks like such a fun time! we used to go tubing and kayaking all the time when we lived in Atlanta, but not so much anymore now that we live in Vegas. It's all just desert. also thanks for linking up to local adventurers! don't forget to link back so others can hear about it. :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

ahhh! thank you! i still have lots of little things to do, but i like where it's headed!

Hsiao-Ting said...

It is nice being out in the lake and just relaxing. I think it's the perfect place just take a breather from life. Reminds me I need to go back to the lake and kayak again! It's been way too long.

Bailey said...

I love kayaking!

Megan McIlvaine said...

It's so fun!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Yes, exactly! Hope you get some time out on the water!

Megan McIlvaine said...

Oh fun! Haha, yeah I'm guessing it's a little more difficult to go kayaking in Vegas ;)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I wish we had water in Colorado... ;) but really.

Megan McIlvaine said...

When you come to Tennessee (in like 10 years) we'll go kayaking ;)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

word.

Amy said...

so WHENEVER I finally make the treck up there ;) (lets say spring? summer next year hahah) we're going kayaking. it is happening. end of story ;)

Megan McIlvaine said...

Ummmm duh! I take all of my friends kayaking! It is my favorite :)