Boating on Lake Charlevoix

Aside from the wedding, the other big event for the weekend was heading out onto Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. The O’Connors are a boating family – they grew up on boats and have sailed their entire lives. So it’s no surprise that both my aunt & uncle and their three boys all have boats… and we definitely had to go for a ride! Now, Andrew and Justin have been on a pontoon boat on a small lake before, but nothing like Jack’s Formula speedboat! So with much anticipation, everyone got suited up and ready to head out on the lake:

I’ve got to admit – after the previously described barf incidents in the car, Michelle and I were both rather concerned about Justin on both the plane and on the boat. But surprise, surprise – he was the trooper of the bunch! Justin took to the boat and the high speeds like a true sailor – he absolutely loved it!

Andrew, on the other hand, was all about the technicalities. Here is is asking Captain Jack some questions about engine trim and hydrodynamics:

While we were out on Jack’s boat, we caught sight of Uncle Jay’s sailboat, Sapphire:

Finally, toward the end of the day, all the excitement got to Justin and he decided it was time to pass out. To everyone’s amusement, he picked Grandpa – walked over, said “up!”, and promptly fell asleep in his lap for the ride home. A great end to a big adventure!

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~ by Nathan on June 30, 2007.

One Response to “Boating on Lake Charlevoix”

  1. […] the past few weeks we have take rides in speedboats on lakes, and have watched the joy in my children’s faces as they realize that the water sprays out from under the boat & makes waves. They were […]

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