Luke, a nine week old Golden Retriever belonging to Boyd and Amanda exhibited the contentment of the group.
Before all of us imitated Luke, it was time to go down to the river.
Christine, Velma, and Rick look over the swimming hole.
Boyd jumps in followed by Tyler and Zach. Zach is Liz's grown Golden Retriever and gets to swim all the time. Below Zach gets to show out and demonstrate how he "retrieves".
After his swim, Zach showed Luke how to dry off by rolling in the dirt and grass. Luke being a good student, imitated Zach, but I was laughing so much that I missed the shot.
Across the river was a tree swing that Boyd, Tyler, and Rick were enjoying. Amanda decided to join them.
After much cajoling, badgering, and "encouragement", I was talked into joining the crowd.
That water looked cold.
Yup, it was.
Everyone took turns swinging out into the river. I confess it had been YEARS since I had done such.
Next, Christine, Velma and I decided to go down to where Liz puts her kayaks in the water.
Kayaks waiting to be put into the water. We decided to return to the house and met Rick going to the kayaks to take a spin. We declined to go with him. Soon Rick returned after a quick tour. Liz, Boyd, and Amanda came back up to the house and were going to load up additional kayaks for all to take a ride. We declined and called it a day. I was beginning to feel like I would like to join Luke in his nap time.
Before we split up, it was agreed upon to repeat the events in the future.
Memo to self: next time bring a swim suit and beach shoes.