As I mentioned here just yesterday, Kevin bought me a fabulous giant swan float to tow behind the boat. It wasn’t a birthday present, just an awesome gift from a terrific guy.

Even though we’ve had this boat for two years now we hadn’t tried towing anything behind it – the motor on our old pontoon boat wasn’t enough to pull anybody.

So this swan float was the perfect thing, and our friend Glenn joined us. He took the first turn, and even though he’s 6′ 5″ he fit nicely into the swan. except for his very long legs sticking out the front.

Here’s a tiny video which I love because all you can see are his big feet flopping in front of him.

Then it was my turn and i didn’t have to worry about my legs sticking out.

Glenn took this longer video of me and i think it’s funny that in the photo below, mom is looking down at her phone. Her job was to be the lookout because you always need a lookout in case the person you’re towing falls out or is in trouble in any way. mom was being just a big derelict in her duties but luckily Kevin kept a sharp eye out, because he’s Kevin and always doing so.

After Glenn had his turn, he then rotated in the float so he could face backwards and he encouraged me to try it, too. Here’s me after managing to squirm into position.

But the minute the boat starting moving the swan filled up with water! so that was a failure. But that’s OK, it was totally fun facing fowards. Glenn, though, always wants to see how many different things he can try. Mom didn’t go for a spin but claimed that she’d try it next time. Kevin couldn’t try because his insulin pump would get wet.

We haven’t been out again but hopefully will make time to do it before the weather turns cold.

ok then,

mrs. september hughes.