There was entertainment out our windows most of this past week, especially Friday and Saturday. The event was just down the lake from us-but we saw lots and lots of boats cruising the lake during this event.
This was the 33rd Shootout which seems to get bigger every year. Fun for those that like to get into crowds and party, and is also set up as a family event.
The event's highlight is the boat races or the Shootout, of all different types of boats-fixed up to go super fast. There are prizes for each category-the boats race 3/4 mile individually for the fastest time. Last year this event raised over $400,000.00 all for non profits that are in the nearby communities-they expect to surpass that this year. This event is well planned and has hundreds of volunteers.
It is set up to see the boats and talk with the drivers. They also have a make a wish event-for a ride in one of these boats for an ill child with their parents.
The Lake of the Ozarks area has a tv channel named Lake TV where they broadcast these races live on the tv, and on their site, on their Facebook page etc. So I enjoyed watching the races off an on over the weekend, there was also an air show both Saturday and Sunday.
If you are on Facebook and if interested, can look up Lake Tv and find the taped shows and photos, also the group Lake of the Ozarks Shootout at Captain Ron's has lots of videos. I snagged this photo from their-site-the fastest boat of the race
Also browsing through photos-many restaurants and bars on the lake honored our fallen soldiers.-so sad, most were so young.
With all the fun, I am glad these soldiers were not forgotten, one young soldier was from Missouri, another soldier's wife is having their baby mid September-such a tragic loss of life.
I wrote this, posted it and then checked on a little news-and found below all over the internet These soldiers no longer have a voice-I still do.
More respect has been given for our fallen soldiers across our great country-than this President has shown and this Was preventable.
Right after saluting these heroes that came home, Biden was more interested in what time it was-so uncaring and disrespectful to the fallen and their families.
I also want to thank the US Special Operations Vets that rescued allies that Biden would not story here