Summer Solstice On The Lake + A VIDEO

June 25, 2017

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating, but the contents and opinions expressed here are my own.

We had a unique opportunity to hit the lake this last Wednesday, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to celebrate the summer solstice on the water. Being on a boat is one of my favorite things, albeit I don't get to do it very often at all. The breeze, smells of summer, and sound of the boat slipping through the water are just the highlights. That's not to mention the memories your making with your people. They just can't be beat. Basically, what I'm saying is you need to book a boat now because you absolutely will not regret it!

If there was a vote for who had the most fun, Greer takes the win. This girl is obsessed with the breeze and the way it dances in her hair. She is also a huge fan of the water (bath time is her all-time favorite). Combine the two, and I'm pretty sure our girl would say she got a small taste of heaven. To top it all off, her daddy even let her drive the boat ;) 

We opted for an evening to dusk adventure, and I can't recommend this enough. While I love to go during prime tanning hours of the day (yes, I love to get soak in vitamin D for a healthy glow!), there's a whole different experience to boating as the sun goes down. It's so peaceful on the practically empty waters (thanks to a mid-week voyage), and the golden sun sparkling on the water is more beautiful than pictures will do justice.

As much as I would have loved to stay out until the sun was down, we adhere to a toddler bedtime schedule that we like not to mess with. But, that didn't keep us from having a blast, and we loved every minute on the glistening water. We'd like to say we're boat people, even if we're only on the lake once every couple of years :)

I packed us a dinner picnic to enjoy on the lake, and brought along our bathing suits on the chance that we would feel up for a dip in the water. If you're going to boat in the evening, a picnic on the lake + a anchored boat + country music on the radio, makes for a perfect combination. My suggestion is to keep dinner light and simple. We had a cold pasta salad (pasta shells, peas, grape tomatoes, bacon, and avocado), fresh fruit, and chicken poppers that I made just before we left and wrapped up to keep warm. For an extra treat, I made cheesecake brownies. 

Our family had an incredible time boating, and decided on the spot that this "boating on the summer solstice" would be a new family tradition. If you're looking to get out on the water this summer for a day, an evening, or to start your own tradition, be sure to check out all things boating HERE

And now for the video! Try not to melt at all of the toddler excitement :)