Saturday, September 19, 2015

One of Life's Special Gifts--Viewing the Sunset from Inside a Boat on a Lake

 Every once in a great while, life give us an extra special treat.

This week, hubs (shown above) and I had one, compliments of a very dear cousin and her husband.

They own a pontoon boat, live on the shores of a gorgeous lake, and invited us to take an evening boat ride.

Can you imagine how thrilling it is to see the incredulous beauty of a late summer sunset from the middle of a lake?

My cuz served delicious kielbasa, cheese and crackers, grapes, raspberries, and watermelon chunks and, of course, red wine.

 What a glorious evening it was, not too hot, not to cold. Just like in the book "Goldilocks," everything was just right.

Here is a gigantic "anaconda" fashioned out of driftwood. Yikes!

My heart was so grateful to have been given such a gift from my cousin, who I have known all my life, and her very kind and thoughtful husband. 

He made an excellent ship captain!

We saw a huge, majestic eagle perched on a stoop in the water as well as his nest, located high up in the treetops, and a family of ducks gliding along the water.

It was thrilling yet peaceful and the epitome of relaxation.

My cuz and I  used to have wonderful times together when we were kids. 

 The boat ride at dusk has now been added to the beautiful memories we have made.

I hated to see the excursion conclude but, alas, all good things must come to an end.  

Night fell gently and we reluctantly came back to land. 

The moon was shining and all seemed right with the world, if for a brief space in time.

At least we can keep the happy times safe in our hearts and alive in our memories.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful evening! Being on the water at sunset is amazing.

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: great photos from the boat. Breathtaking sunset . This experience is unforgettable... we keep in touch

diane.stetson said...

Oh yes I've seen sunset on a lake. We have party boats at our beautiful lake here where I live and I've gone on them many many times.It is always a wonderful experience. Our scenery isn't like the lake you were on though. There are homes all around our lake whereas nature abounds around your lake...just beautiful. So glad you got to go on this ride Susan.

Terra said...

What fun and the ride has a romantic feel to it. I like the old houses right near the water. The whole experience has an old fashioned look to it.

Chatty Crone said...

I have never been on a boat during sunset. That is positively awesome. You sure are a blessed woman.


Lucy martin said...

Yes oh Yes!! My absolutely favourite thing to do is being on water....Your experience sounded absolutely perfect! So glad you were able to enjoy that...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A nice, relaxing, lovely time. When I lived in Georgia, we used to do go boating and stop at different docks along the way to have a drink or play cards. Fun times. Love that photo of the homes reflected in the water.

Kit said...

What a wonderful gift! A lovely boat ride with good friends. Love the photos. I once went sailing on Flathead Lake with my boss and co-workers and our spouses. It was wonderful and so beautiful. :) Kit

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