On Saturday I drove down to Smith Mountain Lake with a few friends for a little fun in the sun! My friend’s friend is a wakeboard instructor and lives on the lake, so luckily, we had the chance to go out on the water.
It had been years (7? 8?) since I’ve wake boarded, but I got right up and my body remembered what to do. No crazy jumps for this girl, but I had fun crossing over both sides.
We also got to take turns wake surfing! I had never heard of this before, but you load the boat with weight on one side and create a big wave, and then on a very short rope you ride the wave just like you would at the ocean. Once they’re up, experienced surfers can do this with no rope at all!
I was a bit nervous because as you can see there are no foot straps or boots, but getting up was actually the easy part : ) Staying up, however, was hard! There were so many opportunities to fall. Check out this slow-mo video I put on Instagram!
But man, when you fall into that wave, you tumble hard!
We had a late lunch / early cocktail hour across the lake at Portside Grill & Bar. I had shrimp, a grilled wing, and some chips and salsa. (I had already eaten a small lunch on the drive down).
How cool is this ice cream boat?! Just like a truck would circle a cul-de-sac, it circles the lake!
If I’d been a little less full of shrimp I would have bought something refreshing!
Back at the house we lazed around and enjoyed the sunset.
Storms rolled in and delayed us going out to dinner, which was of course only accessible by boat! Once the lightning storm passed, we hunkered down through the rain and arrived only mildly wet. Margs and fajitas for all!
Back in Cville, Sunday was spent prepping for the week and hanging with this guy:
Someone smart in the Whole Foods marketing department put the whipped cream next to the strawberries. That’s how they get me with the buf cheese too! Right next to the heirlooms. Sneaky!!
For dinner I made cheeseburgers, which I ate bunless because I ate so many sweet potato fries right off the sheet-pan! Plus, I also ate roasted eggplant and zucchini tossed in smoked paprika. To drink I had this new-to-me KeVita kombucha, which I loved!
Hope you guys had great weekends!