It’s officially summer and the temperatures in South Louisiana are heating up, fast! When I was little, summer meant pool parties and going to the beach. Now that I’m older, I still frequent the pool, but getting away to the beach takes coordination and time we (my husband and I) don’t always have. Instead, taking our boat out can be a day trip or even an overnight trip (if we stay at our friend’s camp), weather permitting!
A little back story: Josh bought a boat three years ago, before we even got married (priorities, am I right?). I’ll admit I was little wary at first, I mean the only boat we’d ever had before that was a canoe. But, ever since then, it’s been a staple in our weekend plans. After all, weekends on the boat are weekends well spent.
I kinda hate to admit just how wrong I was about this.
Especially since my husband was the one who was right.
But, I was oh-so-wrong about boating and boats.
You see, I thought we didn’t need a boat and that boating was expensive. My husband would show me pictures of boats and I’d glance at them, make some sort of non-committal noise and then go back to whatever it was that I had been doing.
But, then we went out on a friend’s boat a few times.
And suddenly, I got it.
I remember learning how to water ski when I was 7 years old. I had snoopy skis that were tied together so I wouldn’t end up in the splits. I started off standing in about a foot of water and taking off from the shore line. Over the summers I continued to improve and by high school I was able to ski slalom. We had family friends with an awesome lake house and we spent every Labor Day of high school on the lake inner tubing and skiing.
We had a unique opportunity to hit the lake this last Wednesday, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate the summer solstice on the water. Being on a boat is one of my favorite things, albeit I don’t get to do it very often at all. The breeze, smells of summer, and sound of the boat slipping through the water are just the highlights. That’s not to mention the memories your making with your people. They just can’t be beat. Basically, what I’m saying is you need to book a boat now because you absolutely will not regret it!
Summer is here! Summer is my favorite! There are so many fun things to do on our island in the summer. Our family enjoys being on the water. Matthew and I met in the Caribbean where he was a wild scuba diver and I sailed in regattas. Piper is already following in our footsteps and can sail her own Hobie Cat! Next, it’s the boys turn to Discover Boating.
The Website Discover Boating was a perfect start for this! Discover Boating is your go-to resource for like everything boating. On the website you can find boating rentals to get on the water today, you can find youth sailing information or even tools to find out how to finance a boat. Did you know you can own a boat for as little as 250 dollars a month? Piper has been enjoying the how to videos because she is in that sponge soaking up sailing information stage! She wants to know everything there is to know about sailing.