nice lake pics Will. That looks so much like the lake behind my ma&pa inlaws house in Virginia Beach. My husband was raised on that lake and learned to ski, just like your boys are doing. When we go visit them he still goes out and skis - slalom skis, jumps the wake, all that stuff - showing off for me, and i love it! I have tried several times to get up on the skis, and to date my longest ride was about 45 seconds before I face planted - but, it was the most exhilarating and fun 45 seconds EVER!
We are going there in a few weeks - maybe I'll get another shot at it, eh? The hardest part for me is in the water, with the skis on your feet trying to keep them straight, waiting for the boat to start pulling you, then when it starts, I feel like I am being pulled too far forward and then trying to keep my legs from crossing one another, all the while being pounded with water and waves in my face - balancing, staying upright...and if I get past all of that, oh...for the joy of that blissful feeling when you are gliding across the top of the water, its great! even if it was only 45 seconds.