Another whirlwind week has come and gone at the Lake.  I’m starting to think I have some sort of crazy superpower, because one moment it’s Monday morning and I’m guzzling coffee like my life depends on it.  Then I blink, and BOOM – it’s Friday again.

See?  Superpower!

This week was extra special with the official end of school on Tuesday.

 I’m not sure how we survived this crazy year of COVID restrictions, but we did.  It was by the sheer grace of God that my children – and I have five of them for those of you who don’t know – never had to quarantine.

None of them.

And now, on to summer and all the fun that it entails!

In other school-related news, the High School Boys golf team is currently at the State Tournament, and I just saw this morning that the Girls team qualified as well.  Kudos to these awesome kiddos!

Tomorrow morning, Clear Lake will be invaded by one of the rarest species around… Triathletes!  The 5th annual TRI Clear Lake takes place Saturday morning.  There are 550 racers registered for the event, which switched things up a bit this year.

In the past, the swim portion was held out at State Beach.  This year, it was moved downtown to City Beach which means the transition area will be downtown as well, right along with the finish line.  If you’ve never witnessed this incredible event, I highly suggest stopping down on Saturday morning.  OR – volunteer along the bike course!  We still need a few people to man the intersections.  It’s an easy job, doesn’t take very long, and you get to catch a glimpse of the athletes pedal by at full speed.

To volunteer, sign up at this link:

In other big news around town, Skip’s Kicks officially opens this weekend.  A new business right on Main Ave, offering high end running shoes, casual shoes, and boots for men, women, and children. They also offer personal fitting and have a treadmill to be able to try out your new shoes before leaving the store!

Be sure to stop by to check them out and give them a WARM WELCOME to Clear Lake!

If you are unsure what to do this weekend, have no fear.  It seems the Clear Lake life as we know it has returned to the Lake.  Our weekly events email is FULL of fun activities for everyone this week.  In case you missed it, simply click this link.  Or, if you’d like to be added to our mailing list, send an email to

And so, being the official kickoff to summer weekend, I’d like to welcome you to the best time of your life.  A time of fun in the sun and signature events and so many things to do.  Take it all in, Clear Lakers.  Enjoy every moment living your best life at the Lake!

Have a FANTASTIC weekend!