This lake is in Miami Whitewater State Forest, just about 5 minutes from our place.
Kyler spotted this Great Blue Heron across the lake. It was really far away, but I zoomed in pretty close. And when he flew away, Kyler told his "did you know that herons fly with their feet sticking out behind them?" story.
They deemed this spot free of critters or nasty water, so it was my turn.
And then, it started thundering.
And then, it started lightening and we jumped back in the boat very quickly.
And then, it started pouring down rain.
And then, the siren went off at the boat shelter.
And then, the boat died.
And then, it started hailing/raining really hard [and man it hurt] and lightening and thundering every ten seconds.
It was scary.
Everything we had was soaked, and poor dad was getting stormed on. He asked for his hat when we were
And then, we got back to the dock and hopped out of the boat as fast as we could. Seriously, avoiding being struck by lightning was on everyone's mind.
Mom told the guy on the dock that the boat had kept dying, and what should have been a five minute trip to the dock turned into a half hour long trip. His reply: "Oh, that must be the one we've been having problems with".
Unfortunately, our afternoon on the lake was cut significantly short.
Fortunately, we witnessed first hand the end of the drought.
Been caught in any rainstorms lately? Anyone else picky about their swimming water or do you jump right in?