Lake City, look out, here we come! If you follow me, you know I’m testing out a 2015 Toyota Camry for a week. I do a lot of city driving, but to really give a good review, I need to take the vehicle out on the open road which means road trip! This past weekend,Bailie, my copilot/navigator and I loaded up, fastened our seat belts, and headed off in our sporty Toyota for our first destination, Lake City.
Now I love water, making Lake City on Lake Pepin a great destination on a hot day. Did you know Lake City is the birthplace of water skiing? Highway 61 runs right through town and there is a big sign on either end stating this fact. I even managed to find a plaque with the history of this fun designation! Oddly, we saw lots of boats and jet skis, but no one was water skiing.
It was a very hot and humid day, but it was also super windy. I was looking out over this marina full of sailboats. I doubt they wanted to go out on the water as it was real rough. We even saw white caps!
I love to swim in big bodies of water having spent my puppyhood on the North Sea. I couldn’t wait to attack some waves and cool off in the water. Bailie had never seen waves and was a bit afraid to get into the water. Mom only had our short leashes, so she couldn’t get any good shots of me actually in the water.
We found another pretty spot along the lake shore to stop and take some photos. It’s a job taking our seat belts on and off, so for some of our stops, we just leave them on as they double as walking harnesses too.
The ugly find of the day was this pitiful statue like thing at the Sportman’s Club. We were trying to find a way to get closer to the lake and ran across it. No idea what it means, but I needed to take a tacky photo of myself next to it.
Lake City on Lake Pepin was a lot of fun and we felt like we had been on a vacation after we left! Remember you can keep up with my #driveToyota week on social media under the hashtag #EmmasToyotaAdventures Stay tuned next week on Tuesday for the second part of our road trip, and next Thursday, I will be posting my review of the bold, and sporty 2015 Toyota Camry!