Once again, we were able to enjoy the benefits of Bryce’s summer job with a beautiful evening boat ride. After a delicious dinner of ribs and corn, we all headed down to the Wave Club where we took a pontoon out on Silver Lake.
Captain Bryce skillfully navigated around the lake, while the rest of us relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.
It was a quiet evening on the lake, with just one other pontoon and a wave runner enjoying the smooth water.
Grandpa was enjoying the leisurely ride!
After our tour of the lake, the kids wanted to swim, so we headed over to the beach at the dunes.
Bryce, Kathleen and Joe wasted no time getting in the water!
Bryce claims that Silver Lake is warmer than Lake Michigan, but I really don’t think so . . . it felt colder to me!
After swimming for a while, Bryce and Joe decided to climb the dune and run down & dive into the lake. OK . . . they have the energy for it!
They started up, and I waited with my camera at the bottom.
The lake and dunes look beautiful from this spot!
Meanwhile, while they were climbing up the steep side . . .
Joe and Tom were climbing up the less steep side . . . almost to the top!
Bryce and little Joe met up with Big Joe . . . and then they headed down!
Bryce is a little more radical than Joe!
Ending with a splash!
Kim and Dad watched the antics from the safety of the boat . . .
Joe made it back down without incident, while the boys went back up for more,
and Tom and I climbed another dune for a different view.
The view was beautiful from up here!
What a great night!
The kids had their fill of swimming, and nobody else was up for climbing the dunes, so we decided to watch the sunset from the water.
We had a pretty good view!
We enjoyed another couple trips around the lake,
and Bryce decided to go for a swim in the middle of the lake.
We continued to watch the sunset as it dipped behind the dunes.
Our position on the lake determined how much of the sun we could see.
It was a great sunset – nice than the one we had when Diane and Dan were here!
When the sun finally disappeared from view, we turned the boat back in the direction of the Wave Club.
It was a beautiful night, and a great way to wrap up the weekend!