We were able to get away for a little trip to a lake house up in East Texas about two hours outside of Dallas. The house was very accommodating to say the least, right on the water with a boathouse and bedroom built over the lake. The kids got do the kind of fishing that makes fishing fun when you are a kid. Throw a hook out in the water and watch a Blue Gill swim up and take your bait. We use to do do the same thing as kids of of the house boat at Lake Powell and I still remember it being one my favorite things to do.
We went to the lake house with my sister and her three boys and my dad came out to join for the afternoon to play around with a bunch of his grand kids. That also meant that we got to use my dads boat which made for a couple of days of inter-tubing for the kids and little skiing for the old man.