Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lake of the Ozarks - Shootout Weekend

A few weeks ago, we joined our friends Andy & Beth and Andy's parents at their cabin in the Lake of the Ozarks. We went down to see Captain Ron's Shootout Weekend. It was a blast. We were able to see a boat go 196 mph! That was incredible.

They raced all sorts of boats. This one is a pontoon and I want to say it went around 110 mph, but I really can't remember for sure.

I thought this was the boat we saw go 196 mph, but after looking at the results I'm not sure anymore. This one was fast either way.
It was a nice weekend to be out in the water. All of the spectator boats were tied together in a few rows and stretched the majority of the race length. It was quite a sight. (I wish I would have taken a picture of all the spectators. There were thousands and thousands.) It was amazing to think of how much money we were floating around with there. Everywhere you looked there was a million dollar boat here, 1/2 million dollar boat there. It was pretty impressive to see how fancy some of those boats are.

Andy is a boat lover, so as he was ooing and aweing over each of the pretty boats or the big tough boats, he explained to the rest of us what he liked about them. It was kind of fun to learn about what makes a boat better than another boat.
I've always kind of liked these boats. They are pretty fun looking I think.
These guys just tooted around in this little boat amongst all the spectators selling gear from Captain Ron's.
We had another great time down at the lake.
Sorry the photos are a little blurry. I was shooting on our little pocket camera and the boats were moving really fast. Those two things combined don't make for really good pictures.

Also, today is the first day of Autumn. Enjoy it!

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