We have some great friends, Eric & Sue Thomas & their 3 girls (Avery 7, Lauren 5 & Lexi 3) that have a perfect lake cabin at Lake Texoma in Pottsboro about an hour north of Dallas. We met them when Kate and Avery were in daycare together and Sue singled handed organized moms to watch Kate after school while Stacey was on hospital bed rest with Preston's delivery back in 2005. Lake Texoma borders Texas & Oklahoma and is huge-----90,000++ acres and is known for its striped bass fishing. In addition to the cabin, they have a 2006 Cobalt model 262 ski boat----by far the nicest ski boat you have ever seen---HUGE!!!!! They invited us up for the weekend so we headed out for a weekend of tubing, skiing, fishing, campfires, fish fry, and old fashioned fun.
Friday we arrived about 4pm and while the kids had fun on the rope swing, Eric & I launched our boats. We all went for a sunset cruise and swim and crashed. Here is video of Kate on the rope swing.
Saturday, Eric, his neighbor, Burton and I fished for striped bass. It was a short trip. We landed 1 nice striper and a few black bass and my first smallmouth bass in 15 yrs......man they can fight. We skiied and tubed all day and all got a little sunburned and ended the day with a fish fry followed by a huge lightning storm that was amazing to watch come in over the lake.
Sunday----more swimming and tubing.....but most of all----Sue Thomas nearly killed Eric & I slinging us accross the water on the tube at 50+ mph. Concentrate on the very last second of the video below----nice air huh? Also see pics of Stacey & Sue on the tube.
Also-----Bob, Anne, Tom & Stacey Spivey Blackford are all out in Estes Park, CO, where Dad came in 3rd overall in his age group in the Estes Park Half Marathon.