Summer is here, and in Texas we’ve been getting record rainfall. That means lakes are at a great level and people are just itching to get out on the water with their families for some fun summer memories!
I have great memories associated with boating; I can vividly remember going up to visit family and going out on Lake Michigan. Everything seemed so serene, and the cool water breeze on our faces was perfect. I also remember going out to Lake Granbury in Granbury, Texas (go figure, right?) with friends and trying tubing for the first time. SO much fun! Brian has great boating memories, too – many of his include fishing, which is something I’ve actually not tried yet!
As our kids get older and we think about things we want to do with them, I know boating will be a part of our activities. There are just so many ways to have fun out on the water, and we want them to get to experience that! I think it would be a lot of fun to take a picnic out with us, do some fishing and just relax. I know some lakes have fireworks for the Fourth of July – how fun would that be, to watch fireworks from a boat?
If you want to learn more about boating before giving it a try, be sure and check out Discover Boating. It is the U.S. recreational boating industry’s nonprofit awareness program to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. At Discover Boating, you can:
- Find out where to go boating in your area.
- Figure out which boat is right for you.
- Get a beginner’s guide to boating.
- Learn more about the costs of boating so you can plan ahead for your purchase.
- Get safety tips.
There’s so much that the site offers! It’s a great resource for you to check out so you and your friends or family can be out enjoying the water in no time. Many thanks to Discover Boating for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to get my feet wet this summer. Happy boating, everyone!