Thursday, October 23, 2008

One of my favorite places, and memories.


Lake Powell. Were you ever in a moment, and realize right then that you would NEVER forget it? I spent a week on a houseboat with my family once, and had a week full of those moments.

From the top of our boat




At dawn, while the gang slept...



Dragged our mattresses up on top to sleep



Drink, snack, sun, drink, swim, repeat.



Can I borrow $12 Grand to do it again?



Cheaper Than Therapy


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29 comments:

jill jill bo bill said...

12 grand?! WOW!! It's gorgeous!! And I know probably worth every dime.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

5 nights, The "Admiral" that sleeps 12, plus we rented and towed a ski boat and a waverunner. Do it once, do it right.

Deb said...

where is this? looks amazing.

and no, i am still not speaking to you.

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Lake Powell, Arizona. northern Arizona, southern Utah...it's about 100 miles long or so.

And I'm sorry, Deb...I cant eat sweaty bananas.

Jillene said...

That looks GORGEOUS!! I have never been to Lake Powell and I have lived in Utah the entire 36 years of my life--I know--so sad!!

Kristen Zirkle said...

My ex-boyfriend's family used to do this every few years. I broke up with him right before the next trip...oh well....my Aunt and Grandma live where the London Bridge is so there!

ali said...

Gorgeous!

Rychelle said...

ooohhh. i'm going to lake powell this july. can't wait!

Good N Crazy said...

Wait? where do you live? I recognized Lake Powell from the first pic! We have these grand plans to do a reunion with my way too large family over my parents 50th anniversary in a couple years.
Could be suicide??

Oregon Elkhorns said...

One of the true natural wonders and beautiful places. You can get lost in a Kokopeli dance, swim in the suit God gave you and become a rock lobster. Me, Banon, Colleen, and Deborah went there and got lost for a week. Just a ski boat and our camp gear and food. I love that place. Then again I also love St. John USVI quite a bit.. Thanks Jay for bringing back some awesome memories today.

LaskiGal said...

Wow! 12 grand well spent, I'd say . ..

Dads(2) said...

wow, beautiful pics--fun time--great water--priceless (or, as you said, about 12 grand)

Tuesday Girl said...

Such gorgeous pictures, what a great idea for a vacation.

The Mom said...

TWELVE GRAND?! Wow, and Hubby and I were 'debating' Disneyland for Xmas because of $1500!

Looks like a BLAST though!

Jenn P. said...

Great pictures! I love it there. I have never had the house boat experience though, it looks like a lot of fun.

Annie said...

Awesome shots.....

ParentingPink said...

Wow! Looks like paradise...and I'm sure it was worth every penny!

Luanne said...

WOW!!! I would love to try that sometime....except I hate boats. Glad you have some great memories to go along with your great photos!

Ann said...

This looks like a dream Jay.
(Have you ever used Shutterfly? They can create beautiful photobooks. With your pictures that wouldn't be too hard!)

ktmay said...

i am green with envy. that is beautiful. i love boats. i love swimming. vacations are the best. forget all your worries, chill out, relax, don't even look at a watch/clock...no routines, bed times, meal times, etc. vacations are heaven.

Rebellious Roberts said...

blog hopping! it looks amazing!!

Clare said...

that looks amazing!!! so jealous, next time can we come:)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wow...what a great trip!

shyleen said...

cool blog

Mrs.D said...

Wow, that is the yin and yang of the earth. Desert but with water. Nice.

amelia bedelia said...

That looks beautiful! Ok, you can borrow the money...i guess, bring me my purse!

Wendyburd1 said...

A Houseboat? COOL!! I have wanted to be on one ever since I read the Boxcar children one with the houseboat!! It looks so FUN!

Kristy said...

How cool is that? I love houseboating...I got engaged on a houseboat trip to Lake Cumberland...I'll always love that type of vacation!

Tonya said...

Just found your blog, love it!

We did a Lake Powell trip too! We loved it, we are saving our pennies to go back in the next few years...at this rate, it will take awhile. It was by far the best trip EVER!

My kids beg to go back every time we talk about vacations. Your pictures are awesome!

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