Last weekend was the yearly D-Lake, 4th of July excursion for our group of friends. This year brought about a new twist to the trip, as we stayed at (duh duh duh) THE DEVIL'S LAIR (mwahahahaha). Yes, that was really the name of the house.
Here are some pictures from the trip, provided by Heather, Kevin, and Kyle (we left the memory card for our camera at home, so none from us). Sorry for no detailed write-up, but this is all I have time to write at the moment...
Here is how we knew we were in The Devil's Lair -- this was placed above the fireplace
Another beautiful accoutrement of the house.
Indeed it is.
This should give you a good idea of the decor in the house...
The dumping ground for the bacon grease. That's environmentally sound, right?
Kyle, as beautiful as ever
Wyatt was in the neighborhood and found the time to stop by with Krissa, so that was a fun surprise.
Denessa's typical meal.
Chris's typical meal
Troy's typical meal (Muddy Buddies, Chex Mix, and 5 lbs. of pretzels)
The picture found on the boat house, promoting boat safety.
This wetsuit was found in that boat house...probably having been there for about 25 years?
D, Heather, and Joylyn (thanks for coming all the way from Boston!) as they most likely "float out to sea."
A hotly contested game of Power Grid is taking place here. I think Kevin snuck in and beat me in this one, via tiebreaker.
Our reading material...We did learn a LOT from the Cosmo magazine we got.
God bless America
Tricia and I showing our patriotism (those beads ended up bleeding onto Tricia's skin about 5 seconds later, probably giving her some form of lead poisoning).
A view of the backyard.
An even prettier view from Kyle's camera.
Anytime I have proof of Tricia cooking, I have to post it (I kid, I kid)
The site of military ordinance going off, quite possibly the loudest thing I've ever heard and enough to knock me over and keep me laughing. Thanks Chris for your fireworks display, it was amazing.
Okay, I do have one picture from my camera. It's this...
When we found this devil's head in the house, I tried to make sure that it ended up in various places where Heather would find it, as she was obviously bothered by it. So, it showed up in the fridge, on her deck chair, or with her toiletry bag. It gave me a good chuckle. Of course, those who were there know that there is more to this story, but I'll leave that part to word-of-mouth only (just ask one of us and we'll be glad to tell you). Let me just say that it was not my finest moment ever, and leave it at that.
Another fun, fun year and I'm already looking forward to next year!