So, we decided to get into our boat and tour the shoreline of our lake.
We have 97 miles of shoreline, so of course we did most, but not all of the shoreline cruise.
As we approached one of our many islands on the lake, we saw that another boat had suddenly slowed down. The occupants of the boat were looking up at a tree, and I immediately got excited. I knew what they were looking at.
What else, but the perfect symbol of the day?:
We waited for the other boat to move from its vantage point and I began clicking away with my camera. I was so excited to get another few shots of him! The tree was VERY tall, so I didn't know how close I could zoom up to him:
We got the hint. So, as quietly as we could, we drove our boat away slowly from him. I was so thankful that he was there for me to get some shots of him. Especially on Independence Day.
As we continued to tour the shoreline, I saw this little Cutie. He was trying to wait patiently for his Master at the end of his dock. (Evidently, his Master left the dock without his sandals?!):
This is one of the many homes I love along the lake. Many of these huge homes are only occupied in the summer and stand alone in the winter. At some of them, we hardly ever see anyone outside! What is up with that???:
Look at THIS place. Just a little "getaway" cabin! (NOT!):
We have always loved this little A framed cottage, which sits up on a point of land and a private bay. Can't you just picture yourself sitting on the deck in the sun, reading a good book?:
And then there is this wonderful place on Ramsey Island, in the middle of the lake. It was once rumored that Madonna bought this place for her grandfather to have for a summer getaway..but it was never proved.:
Most people that go on a boat tour of our lake go around Ramsey Island and take pictures of that house. It has electricity, it was put in through pipes under the lake many years ago. The island has a caretaker's cabin too and another house high on the bluffs. I am sure the homes on that island have the best views of the lake.