Here at WoodyBoater HQ we are prepping to go to New Jersey for the big Lake Hopatcong Show,while up in Algonac, the gang there is working around the clock to make things perfect for show goers and guests, while on Lake Hopatcong, midnight hours are being burned setting up and preparing. The dance always starts on Friday when people arrive, but the hard work of dedicated volunteers, restorers and marinas is amazing.
Boat shows are in a strange way deadlines. Like having your future mother in law showing up for her first visit to your new home. With a deadline, stuff happens and that extra push is made to make it as perfect as it can be.
Such is the case I am sure in Michigan, and New Jersey today. As it is all over North America. How can you help you ask? It’s easy and fun. Call a buddy, don’t even bother with your spouse. Call a buddy, and go to one of the shows. That’s it. Show up, have fun, drool, dream and feel the varnish come alive in your blood. We need this.
Maybe you have been bored with your boat? Maybe, you are in the market? Maybe lots of maybes. A show always brings surprises and inspirations. I have yet to go to a show and not leave with something exciting to think about, do, or buy. Thats what its all about.
And this weekend and for the next 10 or so weekends, you can enjoy a day of fun, with fun people at a fun place. If you wondering where the next big event is, there is a calendar of such things on the ACBS website. And show up, show off, and show your family you are still crazy and love to live the Woodyboater life!
See you all on Lake Hopatcong this weekend. Our plan is to be there Friday and Saturday and heading home for the Boatress’s Birthday in Reedville.
Thanks Bob Kays and Allen Mackin for the photos!