Peace, Love & Waterskiing

Buoy Wonder Hits the Big Screen (YouTube)

Slashers & Co.,

I have great news! After much anticipation, “The Adventures of Buoy
Wonder” has been released!  Now don’t everyone rush to youTube all at
once and cause the site to freeze.  The whole world will be wanting to
watch this blockbuster event and everyone must learn to take turns!
As hinted to in the trailer, Granddad has all of the best lines and
steals the show – (be sure to watch the end credits for some of the
best parts).  He is pretty pumped about his new career as a movie
star.  I don’t think he’s quite come down from his high yet because he
has been walking a little taller and better since seeing himself on
the silver screen.  Here’s the link  I hope you enjoy this

This past week in Bumpass was a great one.  We had an earthquake
(possibly caused by Carol Ann Keenan ripping the best set of her
season).  I was in the boat and nearly bailed over the side, as I
thought my new boat was blowing up!  As I prepared to jump out, I
froze in disbelief of the thought that my brand new boat could be
exploding.  Then I heard the large group of skiers on the dock making
commotion and somebody yelled earthquake.  After the rumbling
subsided, we went on skiing and it’s a good thing we did because I’m
pretty sure we had a record number of PB’s in this last week.  I
should have started writing a list as the PB’s started falling.  I
think the combination of the sweet water of Bumpass hitting the
perfect temperature and the incredible pull from the new Centurion
Carbon Pro, crossed with everybody being in the best ski shape of the
year is producing these killer results.  Well, these factors and the
fact that many of these skiers have been hard at work all summer to
improve their skills and technique.

If you would like to come for some great late summer/early fall
training, remember that time is running out (AHHHH THIS IS MAKING ME
SAD).  I’ll be open and available tomorrow and Tuesday this week and
then it’s off to California.  I’m planning on reopening on Friday the
16th of September and will be open for exactly one week.  I will take
a few Friday morning ski-buddies on Sept 23 and that will be the last
official day of operation here at the Bum Pass Water Ski Club.  WOW!
Reserve your time with me now for any of these remaining dates.

After meeting my aunt and uncle, Eleanor and Kevin, for an early
dinner and to hook Granddad up with his ride home, I returned to the
farm.  Sparta (my wonder-dog) was waiting for me down at the dock so
we did some fishing and I took in the beauty of the lake and the
entirety of the scenery.  When I’m flying up and down the lake skiing
or coaching, it is not convenient to allow the beauty of this place
take my breath away but while fishing tonight, it was unavoidable!  As
I reflected on the fact that summer is winding down, I remembered to
be thankful for the many great people that I got to have in my life
this summer and share these amazing surroundings with.  Some people I
met for a short time and others whom I already knew, I came to know
better.  I am reminded that water skiing is truly a one of a kind
sport and a unique privilege, especially when done at a place like
this,  I’m going to aim to keep this perspective through all of my
upcoming ski time, whenever and wherever it may be.  I’ve driven
myself hard this summer, chased a lot of buoys and enjoyed the
challenge.  However, we must all remember how fortunate we are to even
have the chance to engage in the world’s coolest sport (even when the
buoys aren’t coming as we would hope).  Life is good. Water skiing is
great.  Thus, the ski-life must be the best!  Let’s go live it and
love it.

P to the L to the W,

Corey Vaughn

P.S. I have another video recommendation. Check out The Sac Town Gold
Rush video on  Thanks to Colin Gibbs for doing a
killer job with the filming and editing!

P.P.S. I want to name so many songs as this week’s pick but I’m going
to settle on “Throwing Stones” by The Grateful Dead.  This is my
favorite Dead song and The Dead is one of my favorite bands.  Talk
about a song that has “IT” – this one can give me goosebumps on

P.P.P.S.  I think Taylor and Maddie Miller have been swallowed by a
whale (like Gippetto).


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