I just got back from a week of living aboard a houseboat with 12 high school students! It was so much fun!
This was my 8th houseboat trip but my first one to Lake Cumberland in Kentucky and my first time aboard a little bit of a luxurious houseboat! It was also my first houseboat trip as an adult. A full blown adult. I had such a great time but I do remember being one of the teens on the trip and I must say that it was much better back in the day.
When I was 13 I went on my first houseboat trip with my church youth group and it was one of the best experiences of my life. It was for that reason that I kept coming back. I turned 14 on that trip and I remember we had a charter bus full of high school students and four houseboats for a week. The next summer I rode in the old church van which had no air conditioning – making a drive through the Mohave Desert miserable. To remedy this, our youth director armed each of us with a water gun. He placed giant 5 gallon water coolers at the end of each seating row. It was so fun! Waaay better than a charter bus!
No charter bus this time and no water gun fight en route but still a splashing good time!