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Wakeboardin'
« on: September 02, 2004, 09:35:45 PM »
What better way to rehab from a long summer than wakeboarding.  The boys didn't think I had it in me, but they didn't realize I used to be a pretty good water skier back in the day.  That farmer tan looks gooood!  Columbia River near Rock Island.

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2004, 09:44:38 PM »
Why ya old son of a gun!!!!!  :)  That sure looks like fun. Nice scenery to boot!
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Re: Wakeboardin'
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2004, 04:41:58 AM »
  Last time I was on water skis was the '60's. Probably need a helio chopper to get me up now. ??? :D
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Re: Wakeboardin'
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2004, 10:05:49 AM »
I skied in the Columbia.......North of Wenachee Wash.....................MAN was that COLD  :o :o :oit was the heat of July but that glacial water was bitter...not like the Mississipi 8)
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2004, 10:26:00 AM »
Cold?  Man I think the Columbia's up to 60, you want cold try Lake Wenatchee, doubt if it ever gets above 50, then there's the hike in lakes, when I was about 12 or 13 I swam with icebergs.  I kid you not.  Had snow on the ridge behind our place yesterday morning, but I ain't puttin' the ski boat away yet!  Saw the Mississippi once, only been East of it once, didn't much care for it over there, but I Don't think I found the right crowd, if'n ya know what I mean.  :)  BWW
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2004, 10:37:05 AM »
Bringin' back old memories. I learned to ski in Lake Michigan just south of Sheboygan, June of '59. Water temp due to a late Spring, was 46 degree F.  Kid running the boat (35 hp Johnson outboard) thought he had to turn around, change hands on the throttle, every time he saw you get up out of the water on the ski's. Problem, the boat lost power (what little it had) when the throttle cut back when changing hands. Finally convinced him to face forward, not let go of the throttle, and keep the power on. Just walking in 6" of water on the beach caused the ankles to ache something fierce.
Anymore, my back gets tired real fast water skiing, but I still enjoy it occasionally, and whenever I get a chance.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2004, 10:55:27 AM »
I spent the day once up near Leavenworth at a lake....BW what is that one called?? ??? ??? ???
Mostly sat under a shade tree with a blond lady sipin cabernet and watchin the jet skis 8) 8)
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Re: Wakeboardin'
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2004, 01:37:24 PM »
Buzz, that was Lake Wenatchee I bet, and there's nothing wrong with sitting in the shade with a blonde 8) but I prefer Crown :D  BWW
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2004, 09:02:35 AM »
I'm still learning this new camera, thought I'd post another pic.  This is Cam, my youngest and he's a river rat, he love's the water, enjoys boating, and as worked out to be a top notch First Mate. :)  Columbia River at the confluence with Wenatchee River with Burch Mtn in the background (if that hill could talk......)  BWW

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2004, 09:55:54 AM »
Bw...love that country hicked up by icicle creek up with the lions.....I also spent time at chelan lake area....your makin me miss Wash.  with your pics! (and the blond too :D)
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