Our bishop loves to boat and, being a super nice guy, he had invited us multiple times over the Summer to go boating with him. Every time we tried to go, the weather turned windy or rainy and the trip was canceled. By Fall we were thinking it wasn't going to happen. But finally we were able to on the last Saturday in September.
There were seven of us that went: The Bishop, his daughter, his nephew, me (Brent), Todd, Kenna, and Alec. We hauled the boat up to Pineview in the early afternoon and had almost the whole lake to ourselves.
I don't know that my kids have ever been boating, and it's been years since I went. The Bishop and his family are great skiers, so compared to them we looked pretty shabby. Todd went first with the intention of learning to get up on the wakeboard. He did pretty good, but couldn't quite stay up long enough to count. After a few tries we could see he was getting tired and waterlogged, so we had him use the kneeboard for a while.
I was next. I'd never used a wakeboard before, but I can ski so it can't be too hard to learn, right? Well, it wasn't too hard but it was definitely harder than I thought. I got up after a few tries, but I had two fantastic wipe-outs. They were bad enough that my neck was sore the next day from the impact.
Kenna was next. She got up on the kneeboard first try and made us all look bad. She made it look so much fun. Alec was last and had a fun time. He took a couple spills, but did great for his age.
It was such a fun day. I think it was the last warm day of the year, so it was great that we were able to go.