Sam decided last year that he wanted to learn how to sail. He got on this "buying a sailboat" kick and I had to bring him back down to Earth! He found sailing instructors and classes offered by Lighthouse Landing, which is located on Kentucky Lake right outside of Paducah. Paducah is the halfway point between us and his family in St Louis, so we turned this trip into a family vacation.
The little lake house we rented. We shared it with Sam's parents, his sister, brother-in-law and nephew.
The deck overlooked the lake
I love this picture of uncle and nephew play time!
Love those baby rolls!
We took this trip last summer, and we were still trying to pick out wedding wines. Sam's parents brought all these bottles of wine from Missouri wineries for us to try. We ended up not using any of these wines for our wedding, but it made for a fun weekend!
Early (for me) in the morning the guys went to the marina for the sailing lesson.
Suzanne (Sam's sister) and I joined the guys in the afternoon for a ride in the boat.
When we were packing for this trip, I thought Sam put my camera bag in the car, and he thought that I put it in the car. Clearly, my camera did not make it on the trip, so all these photos were taken my cell phone.
Sam and me!
Suzanne and Matt
Sam REALLY like sailing! His latest plan is to get some kind of sailing certification so he can carter a boat in the Caribbean. He's also tried to convince me that we need to buy a sail boat instead of a house! Ummm, NOT HAPPENING!
Nathan with his Grandparents!
Hammock time! The weather was just perfect!
Nathan also enjoyed the outdoors
We ate at Patti's 1880's Restaurant, which my mom had told me about, and I loved it! The waiters and waitresses dress up in costumes (I really want one!), and I just loved the atmosphere!
Lemon meringue pie with 7" high meringue! Woah!
Group photo before heading home