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Decided it was time to fancy up my garage by the lake.  Thankfully my friend Paul was there to assist as it was a ton of work.  All I wanted to do was epoxy the floor.  You know, that nice colored cement floors with the sprinkled flecks?  Yeah that.  Well after moving everything out of the garage and tarping it up (of course it had to rain that weekend), the floor needed to be washed.

After washing the floor, it needed to be etched so the paint would stick.  The fumes were strong but we persevered and are still alive to tell the tales.  After letting the floor dry, we were able to mix the paint and epoxy, wait 30 minutes and then paint the edges and then the floor.  Wait 48 hours and then move it all back in.

The outcome was well worth it!

 

 

Boating, swimming, Hiking and a little motorcycle riding in to round off the weekend!!

We started the morning early.  I mean, real early.  We had the crazy idea of getting up with the sun and going out on the water.

Despite going to bed late and not setting an alarm, my open window echoed the sounds of chirping birds at the not-yet-light hour of 4:45.  I rolled over, shook the wife (in a not so sweet manner due to the disbelief that I was actually up) and said it's time to get going.

We did

The water was glass and the jet boat (Seadoo Utopia 205) was able to unleash all 240 hp that it had available to it.  I've never had it going that fast on the lake before.

In no time we made our way to Center Harbor

Everything was still quiet.  Probably not 6:00 am as of this photo.  We spun around and scouted out a route to a friends new house who was across the lake, but on the water.  On the way over we scouted out these two loons enjoying the quiet morning before all the tourists made their way to the rental boats.

I have nothing against tourists - I just wish more of them knew how to drive a boat.

Speaking of those that don't know how to drive a boat....

I'm trying to teach her, Cat has it down pretty good in the open but gets nervous in the tighter areas.  All in her head, but it gets easier with experience.

 

A FEW SHORT HOURS LATER....

 

Not to be done with the day, and only being 9:00 am by now.  We decided that climbing Mt. Major would be a good idea.

Up we went.  We took the left route which is more direct but a heck of a lot steeper.

But the view

With the day fading, but not over we decided to grab the motorcycles and take them out for a spin over the Moulton Farm

They have Cold Brew on tap!

Yes please!

On the way home, we made a quick pit stop.

It's just a little track for people far younger than us to goof off on, but I paid for two rounds and it was worth it.  The first time I had a car that just couldn't find it's limited top speed...  The second time I'm sure that I got the fastest car on the lot and left everyone in the dust.

It was a jam packed weekend and got to sneak a lot of fun things in while the kid was at camp.  Oh, don't worry about her, she was with horses the whole time living a little girl's dream.