Archive for the ‘Recreation’ Category

Pontoon Boats for River Fun

by on Saturday, September 17th, 2016

I really want a boat. There is a nice river nearby for all kinds of water fun, but a lot of people keep telling me that a boat is a hole in the water you pour money into. I don’t think that way. I look at it as an investment in living a life outside of the work, home, work, home, work, home grind.

What is the point of working if that is all you do. The time has come to get out of the house and DO something. I like to fish and so does the wife. So far we can only do that from the bank of the river and have to deal with tons of mosquitoes during the warm months. If you are on the water itself, it is so much better.

I just have to decide if I want a pontoon party style boat or a ski style boat. It has to be larger than a john boat because the wakes cause by the larger boats will swamp you on the weekends out on the river itself. I don’t want to be stuck in the back water ways and if it is larger, than we can take friends and family out with us. That right there is a great reason for a pontoon. Especially if it has all the amenities, like a BBQ grill and such. Some pontoons you can even ski behind or at least pull one of those big floats. I am thinking a pontoon might just be the way to go.

BBQ time

by on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I love that the weather has gotten so nice. BBQ season has come early this year and I am preparing for it as we speak. I have already filled the tanks for the grill and bought new cooking utensils for it as well. I dug out the smoker and cleaned it up. I have to pick up some wood chips for it, but that is easy. We are fixing up our patio and the backyard areas where we entertain and due to such good weather it will be blooming soon enough with flowers everywhere.

We will probably plan our first BBQ for next weekend. My wife has shopping to do as well as check everyone’s schedules to make sure they can attend. I am sure that it wont be a problem though, because everyone is ready for winter to be gone for good and the outdoor fun to begin. It is still just a bit too cool at night to bother with the pool yet. When the weather gets to the right point, we will open up the pool and ready it for summer. We haven’t decided if we want new patio furniture yet or not. I suppose we shall see. I am sure that my wife will come across something she likes soon enough.

Golf trip

by on Sunday, July 19th, 2009

One of the very best spots to play golf in is the great golf courses in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This is a very nice resort that is close enough to make a weekend trip from here in Nashville Tennessee and I love to golf Myrtle beach. I have found some very nice Myrtle Beach golf packages and have taken advantage of them several times over the years.

I have played golf in many amazing places and I think of Myrtle Beach golf as one of the very best, it ranks right up there with some of the nicer courses I have played in places like Phoenix and Las Vegas. We have even played at night in Myrtle Beach and that is something that I have never seen at another course I have played golf at over the years. Some of the Myrtle Beach golf vacations have included trips to the beach and once we took a boat out on the water for a day, something that I really enjoyed a lot. Myrtle Beach has so much to offer it is one of my favorite vacation spots in the world. I can not wait for our next golfing trip to Myrtle Beach and we have started making the plans for our next trip to the beach and I love to be able to take my golf clubs with my bathing suit.

Fireworks

by on Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Tonight our grandson David was over and we had some fireworks left from the Fourth of July, so we went out in the yard and light up some sparklers and a couple of bombs that shot into the night. We had a few bottle rockets and roman candles so we shot them off too. In all we had some harmless fun and David had a good time. It rained on the Fourth of July so we had to make it up some how and this was the very best way we could think of and it was fun for an old man too.

Fishing derby

by on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

This weekend I am taking my six year old grandson to the fishing derby at the near by lake, it will be his first attempt at fishing by himself. He has been a couple of times with us and had a good time. I just hope that he is able to catch some big fish and that he has a great time at this fun event hosted by the Tennessee Fish and game department. I am looking forward to it myself, I think that David will have a lot of fun and I hope that he catches the fishing bug, it is more fun to fish with a buddy than alone.