to Last a Lifetime
most memorable experiences, it started with a bang. No
sooner did the houseboat leave the dock than a first-class
thunderstorm rolled over Lake Powell. Kids were screaming,
the Skipper was stressing, the boat was pitching. And out in
point position, scouting for any port in a storm, the
powerboat fared even worse. It rode the wind waves like a
dune buggy in the desert only it was buckets of
water, not sand, that flew into the faces of its
But, like a taskmaster testing those who
would sail upon her waters, the lake soon calmed, and the
sun shone down brightly for the rest of the week. And what a
magical week it was. Words cant do justice to the
beauty and majesty of Lake Powell; its a sight to be
experienced, not described. Wide-open waters for swimming,
boating and skiing; narrow, high-walled canyons barely wide
enough for a powerboat; a majestic yet alien landscape
tailor-made for rock climbers and artists. Crosby Canyon,
Padre Bay, Cornerstone Canyon, Cathedral Canyon, Gunsight
Bay: the week was wonderful, but much too short.
What made the vacation truly special,
though, was spending quality time with each other. The
opportunities for such a large family to get together for
more than a few hours at a time are few and far between.
When such occasions do come around, they build memories to
last a lifetime.
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with other Lake
Collin, Mackenzie, Karlee, Kelley, Paul & Kimberlee
all had the time of their lives, but the Big Kids had
their fair share of play time too.
and Michelle's Excellent
Just where did Mike and Michelle go that morning in Padre
Bay? They conquered Cookie Jar Butte, and here are the
photos to prove it.
Bridge National Monument
Just getting to this natural bridge through narrow
Forbidding Canyon was half the fun.
Good people, good food, good fun: here are a few scenes
from the vacation of a lifetime.
As if a week on a houseboat wasn't enough fun, there were
also Laughlin, the Grand Canyon, and a wacky ice cream
parlor in Seligman, Arizona.
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