Weekend Waterview with Guest Bloggers Sophie and Lola

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Happy Saturday!

Here’s a weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

Sophie and Lola on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

If you don’t know us, we’re Sophie and Lola and

we volunteered to be guest bloggers today. đŸŸđŸŸ

We’re guest hosting for our mom, as she says she has a hard time

getting back into a regular routine after a holiday.

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American flag on pontoon #redwhiteandblue #4thofjuly #boat #flag #longmayshewave #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

It’s been a while since we’ve been for a pontoon ride, as we’ve

been stuck in in a rainy weekend weather pattern

for a couple of months now.

Stars and Stripes Swooper Flags #redwhiteandblue #4thofjuly #flag #longmayshewave #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We were happy to have some boating time over the week of the Fourth of July

and celebrate the red, white and blue.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We’ve been spoiled by a relatively cool spring

and the return of summer’s heat and humidity

takes some getting used to, especially in these fur coats!

Sophie and Lola on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our mom says she can’t take the heat like she used to

and summer is her not her favorite season!

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We always enjoy checking on the Osprey nests on the lake.

Sophie and Lola on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Osprey return to their same nest on Lake Norman in March,

after wintering in Central and South America.

Osprey nesting on duck blind Lake Norman #lake #LKN #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

They can log more than 160,000 migration miles during their 15-to-20-year lifetime.

Osprey nesting on duck blind Lake Norman #lake #LKN #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

They build their nests on manmade structures . . .

channel markers, duck blinds, power poles and nest platforms

designed especially for nesting.

Osprey with fish Lake Norman #lake #LKN #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our mom says she can’t believe they don’t break their necks

when they hit the water at such great speed to catch their fish!

Osprey with catch of the day retuning to nest Lake Norman #lake #LKN #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Fun fact: Osprey reposition their fish mid-air, so the fish is traveling head-first,

to make for more aerodynamic flying.

Osprey nest on shoal marker Lake Norman #lake #LKN #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We like cruise by the shoreline and check out the beautiful homes on the lake,

seeing what’s new or has been remodeled. . .

Sophie on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

These are some of favorites. . .

Beautiful home on Lake Norman #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Beautiful home on Lake Norman #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Beautiful home on Lake Norman #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Beautiful home on Lake Norman #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our mom says this might be her favorite house as it has water on three sides.

Beautiful home on Lake Norman #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Lola on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

When we’re not checking out the sights,

we like to sit in the captain’s chair

and get extra love from our dad. . .

Lola #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Or take a nap on the boat.

Sophie napping on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We usually boat in the early morning or take a

sunset cruise in the evening to avoid the heat of the day.

Sunset Lake Norman #lake #LKN #sunset #summer ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

The pontoon has a Bimini top so we can sit in the shade

when it’s too dog gone hot. . .

Lola on pontoon #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our mom says that’s likely to be every day from now until the end of September!

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Sophie on pontoon napping #boat #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #flag #redwhiteandblue #pontoon #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Whew. . . guest blogging is a lot of work, we think we’d rather nap!


Weekend Waterview Lake Norman #lake #LKN ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Hope you’re staying cool. ♄

Happy Weekend!

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Weekend Waterview Lake Norman #lake #LKN #boatingwithdogs #bichonfrise #pontoon #osprey ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Thank you for your visit!

  33 comments for “Weekend Waterview with Guest Bloggers Sophie and Lola

  1. Barbara
    July 8, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Your puppies are so cute, thank you for sharing their love of lake adventures

    • Rita C.
      July 8, 2023 at 6:39 am

      Sophie & Lola, so good to have you guest blogging today. Tell your mom I’m getting like her, in that summer is a close 2nd to my least favorite season (winter). Also, my husband’s car is much like an osprey, currently 17 yrs old and has logged 125,000 miles! Your mom has good taste – in houses, boats, and you! You two are adorable. Have a great summer, and tell dad to go fast so you can feel the wind rush through your fur and stay cool. đŸŸâ€ïž

      • franki Parde
        July 8, 2023 at 7:58 am

        Yep…Pete ‘n Re-Peat… “Norman” & “Anna” are related, I think. Toss in “Canadian Haze” & there must be a country song in there. The “pups” do a “nice show!!!” franki

  2. Ann Woleben
    July 8, 2023 at 7:15 am

    You are great bloggers! Thank you for a beautiful tour of the lake, homes and wildlife. Stay cool!

  3. Cindi
    July 8, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Sophie and Lola: you did a great job with the blog! The water views are amazing and the houses
.well the words are hard to find and it’s hard to imagine living like that. I look forward to more pictures of you two! Peace.

  4. Pamela
    July 8, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Lola and Sophie did a great job hosting. I can see by the video that it was hard work. 😏

  5. Clara
    July 8, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Lola and Sophie, You did a great job guest blogging. I was hoping for a boat ride this weekend and a chance to see you both. I’m thrilled! Those houses are beautiful. The ospreys are always fun to watch. Happy Saturday. Clara❀

  6. Judith DiFrancesco
    July 8, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Thank you for the tour of the Lake! So many beautiful homes. The views are amazing!

  7. July 8, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for the boat ride Sophie & Lola! The houses are so pretty and the ospreys fascinate me~ a boat ride is a great way to keep cool on these hot summer days! Tell your mom to give you extra treats for guest blogging today đŸŸđŸŸ

  8. Tracey A.
    July 8, 2023 at 9:04 am

    I love all your postings. What a beautiful boating experience! Made me feel like I was there!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    July 8, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Sophie and Lola you are absolutely precious and did a fabulous job blogging today. The boat ride looks like so much fun and the houses on the lake are beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Janet O'Connor Robinson
    July 8, 2023 at 10:02 am

    I absolutely love your posts with Lola and Sophie!! We are still looking for another Bichon. Our dear Chester passed on last year at 13. They are very hard to find. Thank you for such a beautiful 4th of July post!

  11. Karenann S.
    July 8, 2023 at 10:20 am

    Cutest bloggers ever!!! I love seeing Lola and Sophie! Enjoy the summer!

  12. Karen
    July 8, 2023 at 10:31 am

    So glad to hear your voices Lola and Sophie! Sorry Mom isn’t happy with hot, humid days. Remember, her favorite season is just around the corner so it’s both your jobs to keep her happy until then. Do you both love the fall as well?

  13. Judy
    July 8, 2023 at 10:35 am

    There are many homes on Lake Martin, AL similiar to the ones you featured. We about “died” last weekend out on the lake it was soooo hot! Those “guest bloggers” are so cute! Great post!!!

  14. July 8, 2023 at 11:16 am

    Sophie and Lola, a wonderful job of blogging. The Osprey are so interesting and fun to watch. Beautiful views and those fabulous houses. I would be napping as well as long as there are breezes and shade. Thanks for sharing your pontoon adventure.❀

  15. Linda L Hovgaard
    July 8, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Tell you Mom that I enjoyed the pontoon ride on Lake Norman – puppies, beautiful homes, ospreys…all of it. Looking forward to what comes next!

  16. Tricia
    July 8, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    I always love the dog posts. I have two cats but love all animals. Your dogs are adorable and I get ideas for clothes as we dress our cats up for holiday photos. Please keep doing these type of posts! Have a great summer.

  17. Chloe
    July 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks so much for the views, Sophie and Lola. You are my favorite bloggers ever. The video clip of you snoozing on the boat was a terrific surprise. Tell your mom we would like more of those, please!

  18. July 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    So so so ❀❀❀ed every minute with your guest bloggers! You all live the good life, so happy they got a chance to speak their minds!

  19. Adrienne Selvy Hochee
    July 8, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Sophie and Lola, you are very adept at blogging. I enjoyed your tour of Lake Norman, the lovely homes, the tranquil waters and osprey sightings. Please would you pass on a little info? It is considered not good American flag etiquette to sit on, use as clothing or blanket. Thank you.

    • July 8, 2023 at 4:56 pm

      Hi Adrienne, The flag code is referring to an actual US flag, not items printed with a flag motif like on this beach towel. Thanks for your visit. đŸ‡șđŸ‡žđŸŸđŸŸ

  20. Heritage Hall
    July 8, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Sophie and Lola ~ Lake Norman is a wondrous place… many thanks for sharing. Just love
    that the vintage facades of the houses were retained and are so well maintained. Your commentaries really perked up the tour. Hope Mom enjoyed her recovery.

  21. Pe Kathy Menold
    July 8, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Great job pups. Hope Mom made you some of those special Popsicles you like to cool off with after a hot day of boating and blogging. Take it easy this week as it’s supposed to remain hot and humid with
    pop up thunderstorms. Good old time N.C summer. Need to make some more lemonade and sweet tea.

  22. Kathy Menold
    July 8, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Great job pups. Hope Mom made you some of those special Popsicles you like to cool off with after a hot day of boating and blogging. Take it easy this week as it’s supposed to remain hot and humid with
    pop up thunderstorms. Good old time N.C summer. Need to make some more lemonade and sweet tea.

  23. Gail
    July 8, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    You two did an excellent job hosting. I especially liked the osprey pics and info

  24. Pam
    July 8, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    Sophie and Lola, y’all are great guest bloggers. Please tell your mom that summer is not my favorite. The homes, osprey, and all the water views are spectacular! I hope you enjoyed extra treats with all the work you had to do!

  25. July 8, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Sophie and Lola, I’m with your mom when it comes to the heat and summer. Summer is my least favorite season!
    Your mom is lucky to have your girls as guests bloggers so she can take a little respite, we are lucky to have a view of your water excursion. The houses are fabulous, and I agree with your mom’s favorite choice. Water on three sides! Now that sounds perfect!
    At least you all live on a beautiful lake, so that should help cool things off. Sadie and I spend our days inside, grateful for AC! Stay cool!

  26. Ellen
    July 9, 2023 at 7:09 am

    Love your doggie blog!!! It would be tiring to get all those words right! QUESTION: which of those beautiful homes is yours?? Can’t wait for your next blog! Love ya! ❀❀❀

  27. Catherine E Higgins
    July 9, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Love all the pictures of Sophia and Lola, I absolutely Love Bichons. Also, your favorite home on the lake would definitely be mine too. What a magnificent place! Stay cool, not easy to do.

  28. July 9, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Gorgeous photos and fun boat trip, the osprey closeups are fascinating!!!!

    • Cyndi Raines
      July 13, 2023 at 12:34 am

      You girls are the best tour guides! Thank you for your hard work on a hot, holiday and for the very interesting information on the Osprey’s, the pictures of the lovey homes / estates (hehe), and just viewing the beautiful water which always blesses me. I know the fresh air is fun for you and the extra lovin’ is extra special too! Thank you, well done! You both are just too cute! Hugsâ™„ïžđŸŸđŸ€—

  29. July 10, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Sophie and Lola,

    Loved your post! I especially loved the fun fact about the osprey repositioning repositioning his fish head first for a better aerodynamic flight! I had never heard that. I wonder if the eagles do that as well… I will have to check that out. Tell your mom I love her posts, and her flower arrangements are always amazing!!!

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