I went to my Aunt’s cabin for the 4th of July. My Aunt, cousin A, her husband, and a few of the grandkids were there.
It was the most gorgeous day, so there were a lot of people at the lake celebrating with family and friends. Plus there was the annual boat parade on the lake. My Aunt counted 76 boats going by the cabin during the parade. It was like a boat freeway!
There were a number of patriotic pontoons. Check out the hat on the guy in front!
There was a Viking ship.
And a pirate ship.
There was a Tiki bar boat that looked like a lot of fun. Note the girl in front with the fishing net. This is not for hauling in big fish. It’s for catching water balloons that are thrown at you, which you can then use to throw back at the people, because the boat parade very quickly digresses into a free-for-all water fight!
For some, lobbing a water balloon is not good enough. Check out the sling shot! Serious tossage with that thing!
Then there are the water cannons…
Or you can simply throw weeds at each other.
There was a lot happening on the beach also. Dogs running in the water.
Dogs running out of the water.
And kids running in the water.
There was music at a neighboring cabin. Don’t you wish you had a boombox like this? The sound was turned up to level 2 out of 10 and it was loud! Can’t imagine what level 10 would be like… Of course, the ten foot stack of speakers helped.
And of course with the music, you had to have some dancing.
I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the day and that your critters didn’t have any heart attacks during the fireworks.
I put my horses in the barn. Not sure why I gave them any hay, because all they did was pace and poop on top of it. That’s the one thing I don’t enjoy about the 4th.
Amazing! A boat parade…looks like a wonderful time. Your pictures turned out great.
Wow, the boats are really something…looks like good times!!!
Those are some seriously cool boats! That looks like so much fun. The water balloon fight sounds like a blast! We would do that when we go river rafting. Sure helps to cool down on a hot day!
Glad the horses made it through ok! Mine get pretty freaked out. But we stay home to keep an eye on them.
I grew up on a lake and loved it, but the boat parades were not that unique! Looks like a fun place.
OMG– I’m so jealous! That’s the most awesome 4th EVER! (Giving me ideas for the floatilla next year!)
The boats were a lot of fun this year. It seemed like the water fights were a lot more ingenious this year.
Sue – I’m wondering if your planning on using some of the boat decor or incorporating the water cannons into the floatilla. It’s a good way to cool off. Unfortunately, the paper mache fish hats and hollywood glamorama would not hold up so different costumes would be in order.