There Is Nothing Like Summertime At The Lake
Haley Spalding in The List on Mar 29, 2016
If you’re anything like me, you have spent every summer at the lake, on the boat, fishing off the dock, tanning, and skiing. When it starts getting warm, the first thought that crosses your mind is, “man I wish I was at the lake,” and the worst time of year is when you pull the boat out for the winter.
Here’s a list of things that are true if you’ve spent your summers on the water:
1. You know how to bait a hook. DUH.
2. You’re no longer scared of ticks. You still hate them, but you check when you
shower at the end of the day.
3. Even though you’ve been told a thousand times, you still don’t wear shoes on
the dock. Honestly, splinters aren’t that big of a deal, but the dock does get really hot!
4. You’ve had to swim the boat or jet ski back to the dock because it broke down.
You probably forgot to put the plugs in, need to change the spark plugs, hit the kill
switch on accident or have a dead battery. It happens.
5. You know the best time to ski is after 4:00 when the water is smooth as glass.
When everyone else on the water goes in for dinner, you’re itching to get on the skis.
6. You’re an expert at spotting the water patrol. “Hide your drinks and don’t
7. You can tie just about any kind of knot. Tying off boats to the cleats on the dock
is something that you know how to do like a prof.
8. There’s no tube ride you can’t survive. Donuts, figure eights and having a mouth
full of water are the usual when you go tubing. You may be sore and bruised, but you
can bet you’ll be tubing tomorrow anyways.
9. You know the names of everyone at the closest marina. The marina isn’t just a
place to get gas.
10. You know exactly where Party Cove is. And it’s the place to be!
11. You have a boat hat. This is your go-to hat. It’s most likely faded from the sun
and fits just right.
12. You learned how to drive a boat before you knew how to drive a car. And the
permit test to get your boating license was much harder than the one for your driver’s
13. There is nothing prettier than sunset on the lake. A sunset over the water never
14. “Checking the prop” is a phrase that doesn’t need to be explained. If someone
doesn’t know what that means, they shouldn’t be at the lake.
15. Being on the boat when it starts to rain is PURE TORTURE. You may as well
be being pelted by BB guns.
16. Who needs a shower when you can just bring your shampoo down to the
dock? Am I right or am I right?
17. You have most likely lost something of importance to the lake. This is most
likely your sunglasses, wallet, or phone, but never your keys because you’ve put a
floatation device on them.
18. When the sun goes down, it means it’s time for a fire. The smell of fire is
practically unavoidable at the lake. S’mores are without question part of any weekend
at the lake.
19. Waking up early to go fishing is always a good idea, the night before
anyways. It takes some serious dedication to wake up early to fish, it’s always worth
it, but always a struggle