Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3rd First Night on the Hook!

We had spent countless nights sleeping aboard on Seapickle II, but we still hadn't spent the night anchored out on the lake. With the marina only being a few miles from our normal hang out spot at Boaters Beach there didn't seem to be much of a reason not head to the dock, tie up to a fixed structure, and plug in the a/ least that was my opinion. This weekend Dana had other plans for me. Later I found out she enlisted the help of our dock neighbors to help make her dream of sleeping at the beach come true. I didn't realize it at the time but everyone knew we were staying at the beach but me. I should have figured this out when everyone was way too eager to fix me drinks, of course I wised up to their plot but by then it was too late.
Ron and Debbie gathering firewood
Nice view of Chicago with Executive Decision motoring by
 June has been cold and rainy, but it really seems like summer started tonight! Warm weather, calm water, and one of the best sunsets we have ever seen! If there was ever a night to try sleeping on the big lake for the first time this one would be hard to beat.
Best sunset of the year!

It doesn't get much better than this!

 I hardly slept all night and jumped up what seemed like every five minutes to check on the never moved. My complete lack of sleep was worth it when I peeked outside on one of my many checks to see an incredible sunrise. Well I guess both Dana and I got our wish considering I have wanted to see a Lake Michigan sunrise since we got into boating!
The now famous sunrise over Pier Pressure picture
Debbie waiting for the first pot of coffee to be brewed
The morning of July 4th brought a return visit from Executive Decision
After spending the day soaking in the sun we took a nice cruise down the shore to Indiana Dunes State Park to watch fireworks! A great finish to a wonderful weekend!