Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekend recap - Lake Powell Edition

I'll try and summarize my weekend/trip to Lake Powell for you as best as I can. Obviously a 5-day trip leaves a lot to talk about.

Steph, Teri, Sean and I rode together in Sean's car. We watched Season 8 of Friends on the way so the trip went by fairly quick because we were entertained. There was a slight delay when my dad got a flat on the boat trailer, but that was quickly swapped out for the spare and they were on their way again in no time.

We arrived at the Bullfrog Marina at probably 8pm on Thursday. It took two trips across the lake to get all of our people and and our junk across the lake to the beach we decided to camp at. It was pretty chilly outside so we had to hurry to set up camp, get a fire going and get dinner ready before it got too dark. We set our tents up way up on the beach, back towards the trees/bushes.

Saturday I woke up with hopes of getting out on the lake, but the weather had slightly different plans. It was overcast with a little wind all morning, but towards noon it started to clear up just a bit so we decided to go out on the lake. By the time we got out there, it was already starting to cloud up again. Sean and my dad got some good time out on the wakeboard, but partway through Steph's ride, it started to rain. We started to head back for camp, but we didn't make it before it started to hail! It was so crazy. We got off the boat and into our tents just in time for the lightning to start up. I took a nap and when I woke up, the weather had cleared quite a bit. We went out on the water again that afternoon.

[Me, Lindy and Annie with Teri sticking her hand in.]

[Steph and I]

[Sean and I]

[Lisa and I]

Saturday the weather was a little better than the day before. I actually got out in the water for a bit. Even with a wetsuit, the cold water still took my breath away.
[Me with Sean]

[Me on the wakeboard]

Sunday ending up being mostly a gorgeous day. I spent a lot of time laying out in the sun reading and on the boat. This resulted in me getting a sunburn on my back. I guess I wasn't as diligent with the sunscreen as I had thought I'd been.

[Sean is sad because I sat on his chips. They were his breakfast.]

[Randall digging a moat for his sandcastle]

[Sean and I]

Saturday night my dad stuck this at the shoreline because he suspected the water level was rapidly rising. This is what it looked like midday on Sunday.

There was an emergency tent moving operation to get Adam, Randall, Jacquie and Amy's tent back from the shoreline.The four of them ended up leaving Sunday night anyway, but if they hadn't, their tent still would've been under water by Monday morning. The waves were coming right up to Sean's tent on Monday morning. Take a look at the picture right above, Sean's tent can be seen on the left. That should tell you just how much the water level rose.

We had to pack up camp and head home on Monday morning. The wait on the boat ramp seemed to go by quite quickly and we were on the road home by lunchtime. Entertainment for the trip home was provided by Seasons 8 & 9 of Friends. I love so much that Sean put that system in that plays DVDs. Its certainly comes in handy.

I had a lot of fun on this trip despite the weather. I want to go again real soon though and get some better weather! There are way more pictures than what I put on here, on my camera alone there were 500+ . I'll post a link to the rest once I get them all up.

Thanks to my dad, Lisa, Adam, Steph, Randall, Trevor, Jason, Carter, Miles, Annalise, Loralyn, Sean, Jacquie, Teri, Amy, Kent, Carol, Heather, Kim, and Andrew for a fun trip!


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For those that may be interested, these are some of the things I wore in the above pictures:
White sunglasses, Friday swimsuit, skirt, Saturday swimsuit, Sunday swimsuit, wakeboard, bindings

5 comments:

alicatstrut said...

Looks like you had a freaking blast and you looked great doing it.

Side note: My first kiss was in a hailstorm!

Jer and Jules said...

How many swimming suits do you have? They're cute! Sorry about the weather, it kinda sucked for everyone this weekend I think :(

Adiel said...

Ali- Thanks! Thats kind of cool about your first kiss.

Jules- I got rid of a bunch so now I just have 6. I did buy two new ones for this summer though.

Kathy said...

Man that looks like so much fun! I love all the tents lined up in the back...and you are lookin' smokin hot!! I bet boyfriend is one happy fella.

Adiel said...

Kathy - Thanks! He's not my boyfriend anymore though. Sucks to be him! ;)