Our 2003 gathering took place at the Green Turtle Bay resort located on Kentucky Lake near Paducah. We had the use of two houses located together within walking distance of the water but at some distance from the remainder of the resort property. The houses were both virtually new and very well equipped and maintained.
Once again, we enjoyed nearly perfect weather for the entire period we were together. The weather was warm as was the water, but there was very little of the steamy humidity one can expect later in the summer.
The program for the week was deliberately less structured with activities than has been our typical previous pattern. The water and the boats provided nearly non-stop action for all of the kids, young and old. Some of the more judicious were convinced that exhaustion would descend over the group sooner or later, but there seemed little evidence of that happening to the very end.
Along with the water activities, there were shopping expeditions, some sightseeing, and the "old folks" even got in a little antiquing in old town Paducah. In addition, we had Chautauqua shows in the evenings complete with uninhibited dancers and appearances by Superheroes!
Perhaps the best indication of satisfaction was the clear consensus of opinion at the end that we should attempt another lake location in 2004.