When the family would take our usual trip to the lake house, our parents always had an idea of what it would be like: the whole family around a fire pit, sharing stories and hanging out. The reality was my sister and I screaming over who got the better room and bickering over what we wanted for breakfast (who says no to pancakes?).
Lucky for me, my sister’s idea of a vacation was working on her tan out on the dock. This meant I got to use our boat as much as I wanted. My father showed me how to properly add the Yamalube 2m oil and maintain the engine. I would take the boat out for hours every day, making sure to come back in time for the fire pit at night.