Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boating on Lake Mead

Today we went out on Lake mead with some friends of ours. They rented a wave runner and we had our boat. After getting everyone on the water, we headed over to a local beach on Lake Mead. It was nice and relaxing, and the kids had a really fun time playing in the sand and throwing it at each other. The rest of us just laid out in the sun and sat in the water. Our friend, Mr. P, went to get some gas for his wave runner while we waited around on the beach. When he came back we were ready to roll out and pull the kids on the tube, but Mr. P was complaining that his wave runner was really slow to get up and go. We decided to take the kids out on the tube, then meet up with Mr. P where we left him. 1 hour later, a stranger in a boat came flying up near our boat yelling " IS YOUR NAME CHRIS?" we answered yes, and they told us that Mr. P was marooned on the a beach and that his wave runner had almost sunk. We hurried over to where Mr. P was with his daughter. Apparently, they wave runner had taken on so much water that it started to sink out in the middle of Lake Mead. Luckily, a near by boater saw Mr. P frantically waving his orange flag and they barely dragged the wave runner back to shore before it sank. So when we arrived, we felt pretty bad leaving them there. We were able to tow the wave runner back to the marina and load it on the trailer without any other problems. Everything turned out fine and we all had a great time, with a little stress thrown in to keep things exciting. Today was a good example of how being a boat owner really can be stressful and worrisome at times. Here are a few pictures.


Angie said...

I'm so glad everything turned out positive with the rave runner!!! That could have been a scary situation. I love boating pictures and days though!! How fun!

Sam and Stacia said...

It wouldn't be a boating trip without a little drama right? I'm glad everything turned out ok! And Naquel, I can't believe that you haven't aged a day! You look as beautiful as you did 11 years ago on your wedding day!

Curtis and Jen said...

That's how Bingham boating trips usually turn out. Look on the bright side... At least it wasn't the boat breaking down! It sounds like you all had a blast. That's nice your friends can have a free day with the water toy!