Sir Buffs Alot is out there doing his thing... Looks like we'll be having fun this summer! The girls have been chomping at the bit but we've been waiting for a few minor repairs to be taken care of. Luckily we are quite friendly with the repairman, and threatening him with no more meals until we were seaworthy seems to have done the trick. Actually, no bribery needed. He's the seamaniac.
This is our second summer as proud owners of this beauty. But she and Sir Buffs Alot have history. I'm not jealous. I am a woman of the 21st century and I'm not so naive as to think that there was no one else before me. ;)
This relationship began when hubby's parent's best friends purchased this modern ski craft brand new in 1963. It was my father in law who did the fancy lettering way back when (no vinyl stick-ons for this classy craft).
When I met Larry he was quite the show off on his slalom ski that was all the rage in the late '70s, early '80s. We didn't have wake boards in the olden days, unless of course you count the adorable round piece of plywood that the dad's cut out and painted with marine paint, used for stunts. It's red with a huge white star in the middle. We inherited that too when we purchased the boat. I'd show it to you but it's buried in the back of the garage.
So it looks like the predicted heat wave isn't going to get us down. We are just going to grab our 2 man pull tubes and our knee board and hang out at the lake. If I can get Larry to venture to the back of the garage we just may take the plywood stunt board. Then we can make a copy-cat video mimicking the old 8mm film of dad-in-law and Louie (dad-in-laws bff) taking turns speeding behind the boat in a deck chair, on the board, holding the ski rope with their foot and smoking a cigar! Never despise meager beginnings. And we think we're tricky...