Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July shenanigans!

July is like a marathon of events for me, that started with the holiday weekend!

Friday got started with a bachelorette party that was out of control! The girl that organized the event went totally over the top and got us a bus and ..... a stripper! She let us all in on the secret once we got there, but let the bride be surprised. She had a plan to have us being "pulled over" and the stripper would get on and start getting busy. It sort of worked out. It was hilarious to watch the girls and how they acted around him!

Saturday we got a bit of a late start, but we got up and packed for a few days at the lake then hit the road! As soon we got there we had to high tail it to the lake because our friends were already out, tied up with a bunch of other boats and partying. You didn't have to tell us twice! We threw our stuff down in one of the rooms and jumped on the ATV bound for the lake. We knew we had some catching up to do once we got there.

That night we headed back out to the lake at dusk to see the fireworks show. I think we the closest boat to where they were going off because there were literally right above our heads! It was beautiful and completely awesome.

Sunday was a bit of a bummer, as it was cloudy and sprinkling a tad almost all day. We took the boat out for a little bit, but it was sort of miserable. It was pretty pointless, so we headed back to the cabins and found everyone partying. What does one do at the lake when it's cloudy? Why we play Wizard Sticks!

What is Wizard Sticks, you ask? Well, it's a game where being short works to your advantage, but being a lightweight girl does not. Each beer you finish gets duct taped to your next one and the person that gets to a beer stick as tall as they are wins! I put up a mean fight, but I did not win.

Here is the winner, drinking from his winning Wizard Stick.
This went on for the better part of the day, as well as several games of flippy cup (which, I suck at).

That night we headed to one of the bars that had a live band that night. On the way there our friends stopped by to see some friends of theirs so we hung out on their deck and I got some pictures of the gorgeous sunset!
I don't know how we all kept going, but we did. After the band we headed back to the cabin to hop in the hot tub.

Despite the clouds, it was an awesome day!

Monday we got up to a cloudless, perfect sky. We all decided to take advantage before heading home and decided to have lunch at the lake. We put some wings on the smoker then headed out to the lake for a couple hours. In this time I got the worst boat burn. The tops of my thighs and arms were sunburned pretty bad! (It's much better today, so don't worry). I still can't believe I got sunburned so quickly!

Next up on my marathon is a tubing trip on Saturday. Same group of people that I spent this past weekend with. I have never been river tubing and I cannot wait! I know I am going to love it!

What is your favorite way to spend the 4th of July?


Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ahhh sounds like an awesome weekend! I miss spending summers on the lake!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That sounds like it was a great July 4th weekend! That sunset photo is amazing!