This Labor Day weekend, I was able to take a few hours away from work and take my boys over to my aunt's lake house on Candlewood Lake here in New Fairfield, Connecticut.
My aunt always wanted people in her family her enjoy the water as much as she does. I think she finally got her wish with my three boys. They love her pool. They love her lake house. They love her beach. They love the water. And, they love, love, love her boat.
Yes, the boat rides are one of my kids' favorite things to do in the summer. And, in the winter, they keep asking where the boat is!
So, yesterday, my aunt piled us all into the boat - my kids, a few cousins and me. We went for a ride on the lake, playfully chasing after some cousins on jet skis.
"Faster...Faster..." my kids yelled. And, of course, their Great Aunt obliged. With a smile. We circled around, following the jet skis and catching the waves. Lots of laughter and screams of joy. Then the boat came to a stop...
The jet skis were circling a small, partially submerged sail boat. In the water were two teenage boys trying to figure out how to get the water out of the boat and get the boat back up above the surface of the water. No luck.
We tossed a rope from the boat to one of the jet skis. They used it to tow the half-submerged sail boat to the shore. One of the boys hopped onto the other jet ski and took a ride back to his dock. The other boy swam over and up into the boat with us.
After a little razzing, he finally admitted the wind tipped the boat over and it started taking on water. They couldn't get the water out, and finally ended up losing their sail, too. So, i think he was grateful for the boat ride back home.
We were met at his dock by his mother waving her arms frantically and thanking us profusely. It was rather sweet.
So, of course, we enjoyed this a bit. For the rest of the day, we dubbed the boat "Marine Rescue 911" and continued searching the waters for others in distress. However, everyone else seemed to be having safe boating adventures and there were no more water rescues in our future.
It did add a little excitement to our day, though.
And it made for some good stories when we got back to the house.
I think maybe tomorrow we'll take Marine Rescue 911 back out for another cruise around the lake...
Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Connecticut Real Estate & Appraisals
CT Home Group
Keller Williams CT Realty
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