4th of July

We spent the 4th of July at my parents cabin (like we do every year) and we look forward to it all year!

Bob and I got to the cabin around dinner time and headed right out onto the water!

There was lots of skiing…

And a few wipeouts (that one is me)

Mom of course didn’t hesitate to get wet either!

It was the perfect first night out on the water and beginning of the weekend!

The next morning, we swam in the annual Poisson Sweepstakes.

This ‘race’ is a swim across the lake with the proceeds going to the local library.  Over 50 years ago, a family wanted their kids to feel confident that they could swim to shore if anything were to happen while they were boating.  So the kids started on one side of the lake, and swam to the dock on the other.  Now, each year over 75 swimmers participate!

Bob had his own personal chauffeur apparently 🙂

I finished 4th, but my time gets slower and the swim gets harder each year!

Mom did awesome too!

My dad swam for the first time (successfully) and he was so excited to finish!

My parents after the swim!

Bob & Kelly

Dad & Mom

All 4 of us

Most of the swimmers!

Dad and Lynne (whose family runs the swim each year)

We went home, showered, watch the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, and then headed back downtown for the fireman’s lunch.

I absolutely love small town parades!

The creativity in the floats was amazing!

Bob was a happy camper watching the parade, getting candy thrown at him, and drinking a beer….what more could a guy ask for!?

Then the rest of the weekend we did this again!

There are a few loon families on the lake, and this is the one living in the bay by my parents

My parents out on a romantic jetski ride

Bob and I went for a gorgeous kayak ride one evening

What a handsome husband I have!

We both could not get enough of the gorgeous scenery

The water was so calm and peaceful

My dad’s favorite thing to do is ride the hot dog, so he got a few long rides around the whole lake in!

My mom being the awesome boat driver she is!

And Dad was a great spotter!

We had the best weekend….and just wished the holiday could have been longer!

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