|Father's Day with the family|
We spent most of the weekend at our cabin up north – my husband’s favorite place to relax and unwind. We were joined by our son, Rob, and my brother-in-law, Bryan ,who not only were guests but boat mechanics for a good part of Saturday. I don’t know how that equates to fun, but they seemed to enjoy themselves. I will say, though, that all their efforts paid off as we launched the boats in the water for their maiden journeys of 2013.
Equipped with snacks, iced tea and sun-block, I joined the crew, along with Rob’s dog, Terra, for the second ride of the day.
|Brothers with hats and Pure Leaf tea|
A quick moment about the tea: we selected Pure Leaf tea right out of the convenience store’s coolers. The guys chose the “sweet tea” flavor and I took the raspberry. I have to say, for bottled iced-tea, it was really good – not overly sweet like many of the prepared drinks and the tea taste came through. The taste was refreshing and even the packaging is pretty, adding a little sophistication to a boat excursion with chex mix, potato chips and a wet dog.
Pure Leaf is a product of a Pepsi/Lipton partnership and other flavors include lemon and peach.
After a few mostly restful hours out on the lake - except for a brief overboard incident when Terra leaped overboard to hunt down a passing family of ducks - we came back in for a pizza dinner and naps all around.
|Enjoying some raspberry iced tea out on the lake|
|Terra back from a swim in the lake in an effort to chase down ducks|
But, lucky me, I was also the recipient of a gift on Father’s Day, too – although it wasn't planned.
|"Tea plant" from Rachel|
Rachel had been to the Birmingham Farmer’s Market that morning and as soon as she saw a teacup-shaped basket with a flowering plant inside, she knew she might succumb to a purchase. The price and adorableness was just too good to resist. It even has a charming metal tag on the front labeled “tea”. All of this for $5.00!! Of course, I’m heading there myself next weekend.
But, back to the Dad in the story, the true focus of this holiday: with a weekend up- north topped by a family dinner al fresco, Father’s Day turned out as good as last month’s family celebration. Maybe even better!!