At the work Christmas party, all the Medicine Man employees received gifts. The first name pulled from the hat got spatulas and the gifts were each a little spendier or more exotic. More and more names were drawn until, at last, Justin was the sole employee whose name still sat in the hat. Out came a giant basket of fancy schmancy wine.
Don's face was priceless and the entire crowd erupted with laughter:
Justin is the only Mormon (teetotaler) of the crew.
There are probably several things we could have done with the wine, but we passed it around and traded "gifts" with someone else.
We finally cashed in on our traded gift.
It was for a day on the lake. Don and Kathy (the owners of Medicine Man) have a pontoon boat. I have to say, I never saw the attraction of those until he took us out. It was so relaxing and comfy.
As Eliza and I lounged about, she said, and I quite agreed, "I could do this all day!"
He took us on a lovely ride and parked us in the middle of the lake for lunch. He bought sandwiches from a local shop. My fancy girls LOVED them
because the toothpicks were fancy.
After lunch, the kids jumped off the boat and swam around to cool off a bit. Again, so easy on the big floating dock.
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Don and Kathy are a couple of the nicest people in the world. We count our lucky stars that Justin gets to work for them. In fact, one of the things that gets the most under Justin's skin at work is when his co-workers are lazy. It makes him mad that anyone should take advantage of Don.
After the boat ride, he took us back to his place where he had blown up a bunch of water toys for the kids. The rest of the afternoon was spent jumping off the dock, pushing each other in and laying around on the floaty toys.
I think I need to add pontoon boat to my wish list.