Lake Anna Weekend

Saturday Jack and I woke up, got our stuff together and headed down to Lake Anna with our friends Trevor and Steve. Jack, Trevor, and I are all training for some upcoming triathlons so we brought down our bikes and were also going to do some open water swimming in the lake.

As soon as we got down there the boys were ready to jump right in and go for a swim. I love swimming and have done a TON of pool swimming, but I’ve never swam in a lake, because they kinda scare me. I get a little scared when I cant see the bottom (there are lake zombies down there!). The water is murky and the bottom is squishy. Call me crazy, but if I’m in the ocean, I’m fine! We picked a water trampoline and then a bouy that we were going to swim to and took off! Wow, no wonder some people freak out during the swim part of a triathlon, lakes are creepy!! When we made it back I was very happy, the lake zombies didnt get me this time! The boys went out for another swim and I played Bocce ball with Steve and of course, had a beer!

Aha! See? I can drink something other than porters and stouts! It was light and hoppy, perfect for mid-afternoon lawn sports.

Then we geared up for a bike ride. I (barely) kept up with the boys (they had to stop for me a few times, I’m new at cycling!) I headed back after about 24 miles, but the boys kept going! This time the lake didn’t scare me, after getting off my bike I headed straight for it! Then Steve and I worked on getting the fire made and enjoyed another tasty beer!

So creamy and delicious! I loved this beer and can’t wait to have it again! I only wish I had had a glass to drink it from instead of the bottle. I guess that’s roughing it though. This beer was gone before I realized it. I wish I had brought more. Sigh.

We finally had a fire going when Jack and Trevor came back.

Damn. They dont even look tired!

Then we went out tubing! It was actually my first time tubing, it was a blast!

During dinner Jack and I split the Full Sail Imperial Porter.

We chilled by the fire for a while, got to see some fireworks across the lake, and then I crawled into the tent to call it a night. I was exhausted!

Sunday was more chilling by the lake, another swim, a run, more bocce, and of course on of my all time favorites…Young’s Double Chocolate Stout!

What a weekend!

2 responses to “Lake Anna Weekend

  1. Climbing and swimming and beers….OH MY!

    Hey Steph, next time you swim in the lake, just picture those lake zombies in their underwear! šŸ™‚

    I’m enjoying your posts and photos. Can’t wait to share this with Doug!

    Cheers!

    Trese

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