Houseboat vacationing means a lot of family and wet towels in one place…
It also means gourmet meals shared in the making and the partaking.
It means a little swimming in the rain and a lot of hot-tubbing,
cuddles and cat naps.
It means a little hiking and a lot of stone throwing on the beach.
A first birthday,
a first fish,
and first some-mores on the beach.
It even means a little shopping on the water!
It means being together, all together for an end-of-summer’s vacation again after 10 years of growing up and multiplying, sandwiched between the first-born’s leaving home and the last-born’s flying away.
It means celebrating a slice of shared life before parting ways again, till next time…
Sweet rememberings of our last houseboat vacation, when we were younger, and fewer in number…
And you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land He has given you…Deut.8:10