Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend Recap:: Girls' Lake Trip

This past weekend was spent soaking up the sun with a couple girlfriends at the Lake of the Ozarks. The weather was absolutely perfect and we had the best time. Here is a short recap of our adventure:

Perfect way to spend a summer weekend
Jess and I packed up the car early and headed to the Lake to meet Abbey. We made a pit stop at an adorable, new coffee shop in Troy, MO called Roasted Bean. Personally, I'm not a coffee person, but I can at least say that their donuts are delicious!

When we arrived at Abbey's condo, we threw on our swimsuits, cracked open a Mike's Hard Lemonade, and hopped on the boat (named Successful Journey IV). Our first stop was Coconuts. This is probably one of my favorite places at the Lake. I love the pool and swim up bars. After a couple of hours, we headed back to the boat and found a cove to float in for a while. Before we realized, it was dinner time so we took the boat to Franky and Louie's to grab some grub.

After dinner, we headed back to the condo and lounged by the pool for a while before calling it an early night. The long day on the Lake definitely got the best of us!

Boating supplies, check!

Our ride for the weekend = Successful Journey IV

We woke up and started the day by going on a hunt to get Jess some coffee from a local coffee shop. After driving around aimlessly for a while, we ended up at Starbucks - a failed attempt to support local businesses.

We then headed back to the condo and got ready to take the boat out again. Jess' cousin was also at the Lake, so we snatched her up and set out to enjoy the sunshine once again. For lunch, we stopped at Shady Gators before heading back out on the water for some more floating.

We made it back to the condo just before sunset and started getting ready for a night out. Trixie Delight was playing at H. Toad , and it was close to the condo so we decided to go check it out. There was an interesting crowd and it ended up being quite a random night. We almost witnessed a couple of fights, found out that the dance floor caved in at Shady Gators, and also ran into a couple familiar faces.

Enjoying the Lake with our floating flamingos!
Great weekend with great friends

Jess insisted on a picture with the giant toad!
We packed up early on Sunday and headed home. My day consisted of a lot of laundry and lounging around, which was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

How was your weekend?


Emily Ann

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  1. Love the detailed re-cap. Successful journey indeed! It's fun that the Stella necklace actually completed both of our outfits. Such a good piece!

    1. I was saying the same thing about the necklace this morning! It's definitely one of my favorites.