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Over on "The Ruler's Guide," we're writing down the unwritten rules of the lake. We'd love to have your feedback on some of the things you see on your lake, and some suggestions for future rules. Take a look and leave a comment here. Plus there's a free boating guide you can download.
Head over to Murphy's Log to see the Dog-on-Water Ramp in action, and to pick yours up! Your best friend (and your back) will be forever grateful!
Read the review for the amazingly affordable ECOXGEAR Waterproof Bluetooth speaker right here. I like it so much, I've bought 3 for myself, one for my parents, and convinced my neighbor to get one. Check it out!
Floaty Pants are your new favorite lake floats...read the review on Boats and Floats and get yourself some!
a couple of rookies stumble their way around one wild week
After having enough of a bizarre cold streak this spring, we decided to head down South and check out one of the wildest races, and parties, that Nascar has to offer. First off, let me declare that my wife and I aren’t huge Nascar fans. We are from Indianapolis though, so we do have a natural inclination towards watching cars drive really fast around an oval, but it’s not something we seek out more than once a year at the Indy 500. We do, however, really love camping and a good party. One day, I saw an ad for Talladega, and randomly sent an email to Logan asking, “Hey, do you want to go down to Talladega and camp for a few days and watch the race?” This was mostly written in jest. “Yup,” was the reply I received almost immediately. I had no intention of actually doing this, but she had just called my bluff. Now, I was committed. Since the camping was free, we splurged on some nice tickets (more on that later), packed up the tent, said good-bye to the lake and set off for warmer weather! Things, as they say, did not go as planned, but in many ways, that’s what made this an amazing, ridiculous, and amazingly ridiculous vacation! Oh yeah, and we survived the severe thunderstorms, five days of marathon drinking and sleep deprivation, and a late night attack from Godzilla! It was wild. Here’s the recap:
I've been going out on the lake for over a month already this year, but with our second straight nice weekend, the lake was alive and well! Water temps were only 62-65 degrees, but that didn't stop the water-sports enthusiasts from hitting the waves early! We got to spend another day with Murphy testing out the Dog-On-Water boat ramp (pics and video over on Murphy's Log), and we definitely had more success than last time, and I didn't have to jump in the water. It was great to see all the activity on the lake, however there was also plenty of bad boating behavior going on as well, so I figured it's time to post another Rule of the lake, so look for that to come out here this week. (Here's a hint and a free download that every laker should read)
Wake surfing is definitely the "in" thing right now, and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm told it's much easier on the body than skiing and tubing, which is nice for some of us broken down ex-athletes. HOWEVER, it really sucks having one of these boats go by you when you're just cruising. The wakes that these boats create are just massive and will definitely rock your boat. It looks like a lot of fun and if I had a sweet wake boat I'm sure I'd be out there tearing it up too. I only have a pontoon boat though, so I try to steer clear of that wake after several massive waves crashed over us....literally.
So another great weekend is in the books; yards were worked on, tennis balls were chased after, golf balls were swung at and hit occasionally, we taste tested a beer that did not live up to expectations (review coming to The Cooler), and my first mate was very helpful on the boat.!
This week the Rule The Lake team leaves the water for the friendly grounds of Talladega for 5 nights of camping and revelry. Come say hi in the North Park campground or in the Paddock Club on race day! Were you on the water this weekend? How'd it go?
The "King" of the Lake
I'm Mike, I live on a lake in the Midwest. I boat, ski, swim, kayak, tube, float, drink, and everything else there is to do on the lake, and then I write about it! I have a Golden Lab named Murphy, and when not injured I compete in triathlons. Read More
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