This summer we decided to take the leap and purchase the camper and recently the pontoon boat. We have been talking about camping on the lake for three years and when the lakeside campsite became available in May, we decided to buy the boat too. The kids are getting older and before we know it, they will want nothing to do with us so we figured we better get busy! ha
We knew nothing about boats and were unsure if we wanted a ski boat or a pontoon.
We learned so much during the buying process about boats that it deserves a post of it’s own. I will share how to buy a boat soon, a newbie perspective. Ultimately, the pontoon boat, aka the party boat, won. It seats 10 people and is perfect for all four generations.
I won’t lie, when the boat was delivered, I was really nervous!
I had no idea how to drive it, never mind dock it. We purchased the boat from Rockingham Boat in Salem, NH and they were fabulous to deal with. They not only gave us a great deal, they delivered the boat and spent almost 2 hours out on the lake showing us everything about the boat and most importantly, how to drive, how to be safe and how to dock it.
If you are ever in the market for a boat, Wayne the owner, is wonderful! Tell him we sent you.
My mom loves to head out for a sunset cruise.
When my husband gets home from work, I usually have packed our dinner and we head out for dinner on the boat. If you are on the fence about buying a boat, let this be the deciding factor, dinner on the boat followed by a sunset cruise is worth every penny!
My grandfather is super excited to ride on the boat. He hasn’t made it out yet because he has been so busy painting 30 Santa Clause cut outs. Yup, the man is making Christmas gifts. I don’t think my gram will attempt to get on the boat, that’s all we need is for her to fall in the water with her walker. Yikes!
My son is really young and he insisted on tubing so of course, I went with him. I am not a fan of tubing but I will admit, it was a little fun ;).
My step daughter’s and niece especially enjoyed tubing.
I actually prefer to sit in the sun.
Fun memories for sure!
We are headed to the lake for a few days to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. We are taking some much needed time off and I will be back sharing on the blog in a few days. Enjoy your week and the upcoming holiday!