Monday, July 9, 2018

"Hold On! No, the Other Kind, Where You Don't Let Go."

Dave and Carolyn planned a visit to Deer Creek Reservoir this morning.

My camera and I tagged along.

It's not all that exciting to wave goodbye to people's backs.

Fortunately, Dave took his underwater camera.  This is his view of Jacob's back.

Dave enjoyed taking pictures of his family on this peaceful outing.

I occasionally checked on the group with my camera, which has a 50x optical zoom.  I could see that Carolyn had fallen in the water.

Dave had a better view.

I missed this completely but heard all about it later.

This is my picture of Julia and Melanie approaching the island.

I was able to see Carolyn, too.  Pretty much I was trying to hold the camera still.

In the meantime, Dave was taking artsy photos.

He took a selfie.

His view of the island was much better than mine.

I could, however, see that they were at the island.

And I knew Dave was taking pictures.

If you are thinking that this looks like a lot of fun, you would be correct.

Heads up to future summer visitors:  This is already on the agenda.

This was my actual view without my zoom.  Papa and I took turns with the camera so we could check on everyone.  The morning was beautiful.
I did not know that Dave's family was swimming.

All reports were that the water wasn't that cold.

Even Carolyn agreed.

We rented the paddle boards for one hour.

Fortunately, Dave's camera has a clock, so they knew when to return.

Dave took a few more up-close pictures before heading back.

Julia took turns paddling her mom around.

This was a fun outing for everyone, even Papa and me.

Maybe I should ask for caption suggestions for this picture.  I'm thinking something about Captain Ahab.

As Jacob approached the dock, he asked me to take his picture.

This didn't go as planned.

Nate didn't want to give up his paddle board.

Julia, however, was done.

Jacob caught my attention as he tried again.  I'm sorry my camera missed the splash.

I took another picture of Nate, but Jacob called to me one last time.

Success!

Proud Dave also caught the same photo.

The fact is that there is only one way off a paddle board after a headstand.

Then, we were off to Granny's.  Julia likes fry sauce.

I'm not saying we planned paddle-boarding as an excuse to return to Granny's.  No, I'm not saying that at all.

However, this is my very own jalapeno burger.

Jacob had his own, too.

I knew I didn't need to order a milkshake, because everyone shared.  This is Mel's Reese's shake.

Carolyn ordered a chocolate-raspberry shake.  It was excellent.

However, the all-time winner was Papa's peach shake, which did a quick vanishing act, but not before I got three bites.

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