Thursday, July 05, 2007
Sittin on the Boat at the Lake
Our first Independence Day here in Missouri was mostly spent on the boat. We wisely took two cars and Scottie and I left early, but Bill thought watching Kimberling City's fireworks from Table Rock Lake would be cool. Would’ve been too without the rain. I’m probably the only person in America who doesn’t like fireworks and not because they can be dangerous. I’d rather see the money spent on helping people. There’s only so much amusing before reality kicks in.
Anyway, Table Rock Lake, what I’ve seen of it so far, is a clean and pleasant escape. Parts are crowded as you can see from the crowd at the Swing. I didn’t like that since I kept worrying we’d bump into another boat. Bill and Scott jumped off the boat and swam over to the rope swing to join the line to recapture a bit of their childhood with a plunge into the deep waters. This is an area where boaters congregate to socialize, drink, swim and hurl water balloons. It was tame yesterday unlike Table Rock Lake's sister, Lake of the Ozarks, with her notorious Party Cove.
Even with the holiday traffic on the lake, you could still find quiet coves with herons and green covered hills. That’s more my speed.