Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

With a three day weekend ahead of us, we decided to head out to the Lake of the Ozarks to visit Mahina's parents in their new lake house. As we looked online for tickets we realized that we could redeeem some airlines miles for first class seats to St. Louis and quickly jumped at the chance of flying first class, a first for both of us.

We caught the last flight out to St. Louis, which would put us in at about 10pm local time. On the way we enjoyed the true flying experience up front, even if it was only for 3 hours. As soon as the plane took off, the stewardress was around to give us a drink and a bowl of warm nuts. Things were off to a great start for our weekend and as the dinner service and dessert came around we know we looked like total first class amateurs as we soaked up the experience while the regulars around us probably chuckled. Sad as it was to get off the plane, we landed in Missouri looking forward to a weekend of fun. The final first class perk was the quick arrival of our bags in the baggage claim and it was off to hit the highway with Mahina's parents.

The drive to the Ozarks was smooth and we quickly arrived by about 1am. As we all settled down for the night, the excitement of the coming weekend was already building. The next morning things kicked off as we spent a relaxing morning catching up on recent weeks and enjoying the view of the water. The house sits at mile marker 32 in a great spot of the lake that doesn't get a ridiculous amount of traffic, but does get busy especially over this weekend.

We all spent the next couple of days playing "May I?" and riding around on the jet skis, just having a lot of fun. We would go into town every now and then as we needed to grab supplies, but otherwise our time was spent sitting on the lake and spending time with the Aalbers.

It was tough to admit the weekend was coming to an end, but we had to get back to LA and most importantly pick up the dogs. We had a great time this weekend and look forward to many more jet-skiing adventurers.

1 comment:

  1. We look forward to seeing you back at the lake again!