Saturday, March 07, 2009

Summer Dreaming

John, Mike (our son) and myself spent the better part of the afternoon pretending what we would buy if we won the lottery. We were given tickets for the Saskatoon Sports and Leisure Show. I wonder how many millions of dollars of boats and RV's were there as well as hot tubs and any other luxury that you could imagine. Most of the boats were what I would call extreme boats, extremely large and luxurious! Of course, I forgot to bring my camera.

Saskatoon Retriever Club was showing off some very beautiful and well trained animals. I enjoyed watching the dogs do their thing. I think Roscoe would have made a good hunting dog. He will retrieve anything out of the water, anything that he can find. This includes people. It is impossible to lay about on a flotation devise with him swimming about. He will obsessively take you to shore. I am sure that he would continue to fetch things out of the water until he got so tired he would drown himself. He does very well with directions too. We simply have to point to where the item is and he will change direction and get it. The only problem is...he hates loud sharp noises like gunshot.

The Sham Wow people were at the show. I bought some. I will let you know how they work on drying the dog after his bath. I am sure you are all dying to know how they work out in this regard.

The whole outing made me wish for summer. Almost all of the displays were items that you would enjoy most in the summer. We did take pamphlets to check over regarding house boating on Lake Of The Woods. The lake is full of islands and beaches. There would be no chance that a person could get bored as there is so much to explore. We have wanted to vacation here for a long time. The fishing is supposed to be fantastic. Who wants to come with us house boating?

11 comments:

Cindi said...

Oooh! I wanna come! Except my summer is going to be a little busy! That sounds like an awesome vacation though!

Martha said...

one summer I worked at a Resort in Ontario that was on Lake of The Woods - it is soo beautiful! I saw quite a few of the houseboats out - looked like alot of fun...always wanted to try it as well.

Becky said...

Not me. You know I think house boating is dumb.

Fluffy said...

I'll come as long as I don't have to fish. My girlfriend is moving to North Dakota from Arizona. Can I bring her, too?

Lucy said...

Those shows always make you wish for Summer.
Sounds like a great vacation.
Please update me on the Sham Wow and thanks for the Magic Bullet info. it helps with the impulse to buy!

Margaret said...

I love the story about Roscoe. Can you imagine laying in the water and this strange dog comes and drags you to shore? So funny.

Sue said...

I'll come, I'll come! Because unlike Becky I'm sure I'll love house boating. I simply love BIG, DEEP, WAVY water. Seriously though, I think I could get over my fears and try it.

The Invisible Mo said...

Count me in. I would love to live on a houseboat for a while and step outside and fish. I love fishing, especially when I don't catch anything. Then I don't have to clean anything.

Jientje said...

Must be awesome!!

diana said...

oh, house boating on a lake sounds divine. i'm looking forward to the summer, too. i look forward to camping.

what do you camp in?

Saucy said...

I got a shamwow in my Christmas stocking and haven't tried it yet! Let me know.