We left the ranch on Monday, July 18. We drove the 65 miles to our favorite site at Bull Shoals Reservoir. We stay at this same park because it is the closest park to Ozark. The lake at this point is also very narrow and protected from wind. That makes it perfect for water skiing. We were excited to see that our usual site #8 was available. The only problem with site 8 is that it only has 30 amp electric. That is only a problem when it gets very hot. The forecast for the next two weeks was for near record heat, so that may be a problem.
We went back to the ranch by way of Ozark to pick up Will and then the boat. The plan was to spend time with each of the grandkids. We spent three days with William. We skied each day and had a blast swimming and playing with Will. He is a funny kid and although he is now 7 and growing up quickly, he is still lovable. I asked Will to take a few pictures while I was skiing. He decided to take video and he did great. I did a little editing and posted the video below to my YouTube channel.
Water Skiing on Bull Shoals
Will loves to fish, so we both spent some time fishing. We had some good luck and caught a number of fish.
Here is another shot of Will and Kim swimming.
We had some very interesting views of the full moon. I really liked this one of the moon and it's reflection off the water.
The evenings were still warm, but Will enjoyed chasing the frogs. This one became his pet for a while until he learned about letting it go to allow it to live on.
That boy still has those amazing eyelashes.
We enjoyed our time together. On Thursday, we traded Will for his big brother Jacob. He now prefers to be called Jake. I will write about our visit with Jake in my next entry.
We have our plan put together for our trip to Colorado. We are going to move a bit faster than we normally do. We ill cover the 900 miles in a week. We will keep our daily drives down to around 200 miles, but we will be moving most days. It seems way to fast, but we have seen Kansas many times before, and we will be returning to Missouri via Kansas in September. We have to be back in Missouri for Amelia's first birthday on October 23.
Check back for our always interesting time with Jake.