Originally Posted by caseydog
Hey Hance, do you have a smoker on that party barge?
The pontoon is fairly simple and rigged for long runs of the "keep it simple" type. When we go for an all-dayer we just pack the coolers tight with drinks and seems that pimento cheese sandwiches & potato chips rule... Simple...
The 150hp Mercury on the back gets us there n back fairly fast though. Before the tri-toons came out it was the fastest pontoon on the lake... We call her Mammy (from Gone With the Wind) because she's large (25') and comfortable and takes care of us... Then we got the scarlet red Mastercraft, so of course as she's sassy and a pain in the butt, we call her... You guessed it, Scarlet.
It actually does make it tough to have people over when barbecuing because there's the temptation of going out there and losing all focus... Ah well, it's tough.
Seriously, in 2005 the now ex-wife said "I think I want a divorce". I asked her a few times to reconsider, she said no, so I looked her in the eye and said "ok, the lake house is mine". That was that. I moved out a few weeks later to the lake. I miss the restaurants of the metro-Atlanta area, but I dont miss Atlanta at all. And we I do think I miss it just a tiny amount I'll sit on the back porch about sunset time with a glass of single malt scotch and relax. That feeling goes away, FAST.
I've threatened a few times to paint a sign for the lake-side that says "This doesn't SUCK"
Here's a little picture of friends having fun in Scarlet and what we do when we're not barbecuing:
My wife having a tough afternoon (a Wednesday after work if I recall correctly):
Finally, the team inspiration (name; Lake Dogs) and mascot, Hannah: