The pictures here were taken in the garage, after our trip to Branson. I found it too hard to get a good action picture on the lake. Boating on Table Rock Lake is a pleasant activity, especially if you have access to such a craft. One of our sons is a competitive bass fisherman (a part-time professional). He has hauled his bass-boat to each of our family reunions. It has a 200hp motor and can go up to 65mph. When they had me seated, life-jacketed,provided with tight brimless hat and protective glasses,and underway, it suddenly brought back memories of WWII, when as the only physician in our boat group, it was my resposibility to make "house-calls", in an LCVP, in an open sea to the various LCI's and other craft (not a pleasant memory). The only other time I have been in fast boats on open water was coming from the airport in Venice over the lagoon to our hotel and 2 trips by hydrofoil between Messina and Reggio di Calabria. My son tells me that such power is critical in bass tournaments because it means more fishing time (and better choice of location) leading to potentially larger catches. (He went fishing every night, taking the teen-agers if they wanted to stay up). I stayed at home and remembered 70 years ago, when I was 15, fishing and dating with my 5hp outboard, which was the biggest motor at the dock.