Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fun Weekend at Lake Roosevelt!

Yes, we are still playing around the water - this time in Washington State.

In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake - Lake Roosevelt.

What a view!
Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, of course!
Lake House

Wonderful friends Pam and George were so nice and invited a bunch of us to stay the weekend at the Lake House.

Nice boat!
It is a beautiful family home that sits right above Lake Roosevelt.  We had a great time!

Captain George

We packed so much food and liquor you would have thought we were staying a week - not just 2 nights.

Beautiful Pam!

Pam and George made us feel so welcome and took excellent care of all of us.
Cruising along the river

Ritch and Sue (Union High School buds) drove over from Vancouver.

So happy they did.

Can't believe we have known them for over 45 years - seems like yesterday!

Sue making us laugh all day!

Lovely Annette!
We were so happy to see Annette (sans Keith).

We first met her in Fiji and bonded. She is wonderful.
Doug and Brother Ken - nice surprise

Brother Ken, from New Hampshire, flew in early and surprised us - so happy he did.

Cruising along the lake
Plus, Phil and Danette of course.  We don't go anywhere without them!

So we spent the weekend on the pontoon boat (with the big engine) cruising up and down the lake.

Pretty Danette
The water was a little cool, but it didn't stop us from jumping in - for a quick dip.
Crazy guys - going to hurt!

And paddling around on the paddle boards.

Annette and Doug stirring it up
It is definitely harder than it looks. I got wet!

Plus, there was crazy guys jumping off big rocks - yikes.
Lots of deer along the shore

There were lots of deer along the shore - they didn't seem to be too worried about us.
Hanging at the Whitestone Winery (Yurt)

We stopped by the Whitestone Winery and drank wine in a Yurt.

Now that is a first.
No Paparazzi!
There was supposed to be a seafood boil, but it didn't happen.

We still had a good time playing Bag Toss on the lawn and relaxing.
Enjoying the lake

A very pretty setting!
Girls Just Want to Have Fun

We had such a wonderful time.

It went way too fast.
Hanging at the beach

So nice to spend the weekend with wonderful friends and family.

Thanks so much, Pam and George. We want to go again!
Going up the river

Sunset on the water

Yard Art in Wilbur - hah!

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