BOASTY Lake Conroe Aug 22nd 2009

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Finally out on Lake Conroe with my wonderful hosts! I had a blast on their 34 searay Sundancer! What a great time. Great lake, Great People, Really warm water!


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Today was all about taking some local active duty soldiers, released & retired veterans, and their families out for a day on the water. This was what it is all about! BOASTY check it out and get signed up yourself.


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Just about to get to our destination. The boat trip to the dam was only about 20 minutes. A nice quick ride in deep water. This was all on a man made lake. Check out the sights...


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Look at all these boats rafted together all in the name of boasty. There were 18 cruisers rafted together for this. The first ever Boaters Of America Say Thank You Lake Conroe 1st Annual BOASTY Props to our soldiers event. Everyone had with them at least one family of veterans or active soldiers out on their boats that day. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!


Add Comment To: All these boats in the name of BOASTY!


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I think this is two freedom flyer planes off in the distance here. They were way out there so I stopped the video to wait till they got closer.


Add Comment To: The Texas Freedom Flyers in the distance

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Here are just a couple of boats out there trying to figure out what they wanted to do or rather where to park.


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Here are the texas freedom flyers doing their thing for the BOASTY event participants. It was pretty cool. However I was trying to keep them in view but was looking too far ahead as I couldn't see the view finder.


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A better video of the TEXAS Freedom flyers group doing their thing at the BOASTY event in Lake Conroe Texas.


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This is I think my best video I shot of the Texas Freedom Flyers group over Lake Conroe at the BOASTY Event! Boy was this a surprise. I had no idea that they were going to be doing this. I just wish they would have swooped in lower so that we could have read their tail numbers. That would have been cool! The other thing about this video is that I have believe it or not become a country music fan. The song on the stereo was Montgomery Gentry "This is My Town". It was such a fitting song to be playing on the radio that day. In a single weekend I decided that I wanted to become a Texan! Not so much because in Texas these people use their boats 365 days a year! It was everything!


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Standing back on the shore looking out onto all the boats which participated in BOASTY in Texas that day. There were about 20 rafted together but 28 in total in this same spot. TOO COOL! Way to go Nicole! You ROCK WOMAN!


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Not sure what I was laughing about but this was just a short video. I don't think I realized that the video switch was still on.


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This is how we roll at the lake conroe BOASTY event! It was a complete success! Boaters, veterans, active soldiers, all having a great time out on the water. This is what it's all about! Saying thanks in multiple special ways while out on the water!


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Lake Conroe doing the Hokey Pokey


Add Comment To: The hokey pokey Texas style

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Our lovely event organizer Nicole finishing up the Hokey Pokey with her little height challenged buddies. She's so much fun...


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Look at all the kids in the bouncy. The kids were all having so much fun. Wait till you see the two blonde little girls covered with dirt and finding caterpillars or whatever they were!


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Standing back to take it all in as people danced the macarena dance. What a cool bunch of people!


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Look at the little dancer doing the macarena in this video. Even the little ones can dance in Texas!


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Finding the winner of the Massage Prize. Look at that guy, he's so tall! The massuse (sp?) sure has his/her work cut out for them. He's a tall one! Even made me feel short and I'm 6'4" tall. I kept having to stand uphill from him to feel ok about it all. And just to be a little funny about it. Congrats man!


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Raffle ticket winner 016 at boasty event


Add Comment To: Raffle winner 016 for a fishing pole

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I think this was for a floating chair and then for a sprint blackberry phone.


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Switching to having the kids pull and read the ticket numbers for the raffle winners as the prizes got more serious. This is still for the Sprint Blackberry phone I think.


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Let's put the little girls to work here. Make them pull the tickets so that everyone knows that there is no favoritism going on here. It was all completely legitimate and lots of fun. Thanks so much to all the sponsors of this event!


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Ticket number 123 won this one. Another life jacket for this winner.


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This winner was for the walden marina free boat rental. This guy who won cleaned up this day. He got a fishing pole, a tackle box, a tube for tubing, and now a free boat rental for him and his family. The best part.... This guy is an active duty soldier! This is what it's all about!!


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This ticket was to win a sprint blackberry phone. I guess it's a good thing that the army uses pretty much nothing but sprint. Or at least that's what I think...


Add Comment To: Another soldier won the blackberry phone

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A boater won the raffle, for this item but had instructions to give it to a veteran / soldier that was on a certain persons boat for that day! How cool was that?


Add Comment To: Ticket number 031 is the winner fo this fishing pole but wanted it to go to a soldier


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Giving away more prizes and talking to the little dirty blonde girl. If I was her age, and at this event, I'd be as dirty as her. My parents know that this certainly would have been true. They have the pictures to proove it from when I was a little kid.


Add Comment To: Ticket number 113, 142, 095, 092 and a little dirty girl.

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The winner of the dell laptop. They had me pick the winning ticket. I shuffled the tickets in the jar with my hand, picked the ticket but couldn't get my hand out at first. So Nicole read the ticket number through the glass jar. Afterwards I was able to get my hand out but had to hold the ticket another way to get it out. Congratulations to the winner. I think he rode with the owner of the houseboat which put up myself and the boasty co founder and his wife for the weekend. AGAIN, Great People!! Love Texas, Can't wait to go back and do it again next year!!


Add Comment To: The Grand Prize - The Dell laptop winner!


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That's the way, uh huh, I like it... BOASTY lake conroe palms marina in TEXAS!


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Play that funky music at the Lake Conroe BOASTY party for the troops!


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Some late night dancing the end off the evening at Lake Conroe's 1st Annual BOASTY Props to the soldiers event.


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Sharp Wit and still funny
Sharp Wit and still funny

This young man was on one of the houseboats for the day out on Lake Conroe for the BOASTY event.  His girlfriend said to me "he was the victim of friendly fire."  To this, he replied "I don't think of it as very friendly"!  He said that a fellow squad member was cleaning his rifle but didn't know that he still had a round in the chamber.  It went into his cheek and out the other side of the top of his head.  It is a true miracle that he's still with with us.   Even though the bullet left him blind, he's sharp as a tack!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere

Seargent Jay LeFevere at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife Kissing Him
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife Kissing Him

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife kissing him at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife Checking the life vest of their kid.
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife Checking the life vest of their kid.

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event checking their kids life vest.


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife this is who BOASTY is all about!
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife this is who BOASTY is all about!

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME posing for a great picture!


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his daughter
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his daughter

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his daughter at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event.


Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife and daughter
Marine Sgt. Jay LeFevere and his wife and daughter

Active Duty Marine Seargent Jay LeFevere and his wife and daughter at the Lake Conroe BOASTY Event having a GREAT TIME!


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