Life on the Lake


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ON THE WATER

 


This was my lake house in a resort community called Horseshoe Bay until I sold it in 2011.

Horseshoe Bay is on Lake LBJ, which is one of a series of lakes on the Colorado River in the Texas Hill Country.  .

I woke up to beautiful sunrises every morning and enjoyed a cup of coffee on the deck to start the day.

I also loved sunset cruises and moonlit nights on the lake in the boat.

View from my deck

BOATING, SKIING, JET SKIING

One of my most enduring interests is activities on the water.  I enjoy just cruising the lake, water skiing, jet skiing, tubing, swimming, diving, floating and parasailing.

Jet skiing

Boating on Lake LBJ


My 2008 Azure 220


(2) Yamaha 800 Wave Runners

 

Just a few more inches and I would have walked on the Lighthouse.

PARASAILING

My friends, Richard, Anita and Mike Welsh, operate a parasail boat out of Austin.  They generously fly me around whenever they venture out to Lake LBJ.  In return I have provided them with a website (www.airscapeparasail.com). 

THE PARTY BARGE

Several friends of mine got together and built this 30', 2 story, tiki barge (right).  They own it through their company, "Fun Ain't Cheap, Inc.".  I have been privaledged to share in the fun of this traveling party platform.  We park this on the sand bar and party the day away with music, bbq and livations from the fully stocked bar.  Unfortunately, this boat sank in 2003 and is now in dry dock.

HERE'S A FEW PICS . . .

Party Barge at my dock - My jet skiis in foreground

Party Barge July 2002

Party Barge July 2002

Party Barge July 2002

Party Barge July 2002

Bumper Boat Football

 

BUMPER BOAT FOOTBALL

My friend Charlie and I own (4) bumper boats.  A six foot rubber tube, powered by a 2 hp gasoline motor, these are just like being at the amusement park.  We have a game of football played by two teams in the boats which is a splash a minute.

TROPICAL BEACHES & SNORKELING

Growing up we spent many a family vacation at beaches on the east coast.  After my first year in college I spent the summer on the pacific coast in Malibu.  In the Air Force I was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi and upon settling in Houston I visited Galveston occassionally.  Despite being around it so much, I never really grew attached to the beach or the salt water . . . until I discovered Cozumel!  Now I go at least once each year.

Cozumel
Sailing, Sailing

SAILING

While living in Houston we often went to Clear Lake and rented a 36-40' sailboat and headed for Galveston Bay.  We'd spend either a long day or a whole weekend sailing the ship channel and the Bay.

Someday I would like to rent a sailboat in Florida and sail up the intercoastal waterway to Washington D.C.

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