A huge shout out to fellow Woody Boater Shep who has invited the entire planet to a regular event on Sunday Mornings on Lake Wawasee. Here is his story and some photos. Mom’s Mink looks fantastic. Its always wonderful to see a great boat being used as..well…a boat! Take it away Shep!
Last Sunday it worked out for Kathy and I to take Mom’s Mink to Lake Wawasee in Northern Indiana for the Thunder Run!
There is a group of Woody Boaters there that do a parade lap around the lake every Sunday morning @ 10:00am all are welcome to join.
I had heard about this parade for years and had thought about getting there. It all came together when Fritz Kreutzinger came to our Indiana chapter dinner meeting in March.
Fritz invited all to come up and join in the parade! So I was wanting to go then. The last straw was we met a great couple who we traveled to Africa with on a mission trip who’s parents had a place on the lake. Doug & Susan are great their kids are great! Our kids got along great with their kids. The whole group in Africa was awesome!
Anyway when I heard that Susan’s parents had a place their we had to go!
So I got in touch with Fritz to get the details of the run he said he would not be there. He gave me another name Luke Knecht who I could contact if I needed help. He said just look for the Riviera boat that’s him? Come to find out that Luke was not able to be there that day either but his wife Jeanne was the photographer for this weeks Run. So all photos included are from Jeanne and Facebook
I have to say this was so awesome!
Everyone meets up in front of the Oakwood Inn on the lake for the start of the Run.
I also have to say this is the first time I have been on an Indiana lake with another GarWood !
Dark and Stormy a 1937 Runabout was beautiful!
There was 15 Woody boats in all that day representing 5 or 6 different manufacturers.
This is fun! To think that these guys do this every Sunday in the summer.
With so much support from the Lake people is great!
My Dads comment for that day was. I know my arm is going to be sore tomorrow from all the waiving I did around the lake.
The parade takes about 45 min to go all the way around the lake. So you can see why Dad might be sore.
If you want to see more on Lake Wawasee wooden boats on Facebook to see more pictures.
There where 15 Woody boat there last Sunday they have had as many as 40 before.
All photos are from the Lake Wawasee Facebook Page, if any are yours, please let us know. We will give personal credit.