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Interview with Our Children about Lake Life

Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Release Date: 07/07/2022

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Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Episode 32: Molley and Chad close out Season 3 with their friend Chad Hopper.  As the weather changes and the Fall colors burst, State Dock on Lake Cumberland hosts a Poker Run.  It’s the last blow out event of the season.  Lake Life with Molley and Chad is a sponsor of the 2023 Poker Run. Welcome to the Poker Run Chad explains that the is an event involving some really powerful boats on the lake.  It’s usually held over a weekend.  Molley and Chad made sure to publicize the and all the swag from t-shirts, footballs and more at this year’s event. This year,...

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Episode 31: Molley and Chad return to the Dock Crawl at State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland, for the second year in a row.  This episode will feature interviews and comments from friends and new friends who came out to enjoy a wonderful tradition. In a , you met Donzi Dale and Sandy.  They have a houseboat on the lake and invited Molley and Chad to use their boat as a home base during the event.  A special shout out to to introducing them to the Dock Crawl in 2022.  Their friend Kelly Smith was the interviewer during the 2023 event.  She did a terrific job. Recon...

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Episode 30: Molley and Chad interview Missy Johnson, owner of Lake Girl Apparel.  We’re going to talk about her brand and how it was a perfect fit, given Missy’s love for the water.  Hey, if you’re going to enjoy the Lake Life, you should look good while you’re doing it, right?  Be sure to listen to the end of the episode for a special offer! How Did Lake Girl Get Started? Missy lives in Minnesota (“the land of 10,000 lakes).  started in 2002, in Detroit Lakes, MN.  The original founder, Peggy, founded the store and focused more on a wholesale business...

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Episode 29: Molley and Chad interview Aqua Supply Co. owners Courtney and Andrew in today’s episode.  Aqua sells marine products and apparel for everyone who loves boating, beaches and the outdoors.  The four of them originally met at the Dock Crawl in 2022.  We’ll catch up on the new business and have a few laughs along the way.  So, How’s Business? Andrew is happy to say they sold out of all of the merchandise at the Cincinnati Boat Show.  is their first brand.  It’s detailing products to be use on boats, as well as cars and RVs.  Andrew has...

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Episode 28:  It’s time for another episode of Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by our friends Fran, Rob and Adam to talk about Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  It's time for a deep dive into what makes this lake so special. Please note:  This conversation includes a few, random curse words.  We apologize if you find them offensive.  Additionally, we thought we'd let any parents with young kids know, before you begin playing the episode. Lake Cumberland...

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Episode 27:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by a group of friends to talk about Rough River Lake in Kentucky.  Our friends are Chuck, Dawn, Spence and Lisa.  This is a continuation of our tour of lakes across Kentucky and Tennessee.  Let’s jump in, so to speak. Rough River Lake Offers Diverse Activities Rough River Lake is a 65-foot deep reservoir located in Breckenridge, Hardin and Grayson counties, in Kentucky.  It offers a wised range of activities for visitors to enjoy.  It’s a popular destination for...

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Episode 26:  In this episode, Molley and Chad continue their focus on highlighting several different lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee, Trasee and Fess are here to provide insights and recommendations about Norris Lake. , located in Tennessee, is a popular destination for lake enthusiasts and vacationers alike. With its vast size, muddy waters, and unique floating communities, Norris Lake offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those seeking a lakeside getaway. Trasee and Fess have been going to Norris Lake since 2005, giving them a wealth of experience and knowledge about the area. They own...

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Episode 25:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, we’re joined by Amy Walker and Sherri West from Walker Realty in Columbia, Kentucky. They discuss importance of having experience and education when planning to start your lake life experience. The two real estate agents advise the couple about locations, boat storage, budgeting for second homes, the importance of speaking to an accountant in order to have realistic expectations and the reasons to consider the maintenance of two homes.  Work with a Realtor When it comes to finding the perfect second...

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Episode 24:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Jamie and Adam join us to discuss Nolin Lake in Kentucky.  It’s also called Nolin River Lake.  Interesting Facts about Nolin Lake spans parts of Hart, Grayson and Edmonson County, near Mammoth Cave National Park.  It’s another man-made lake, like . It covers roughly 5,700 acres.  There are several popular campgrounds near the lake.  They are , and .  There’s also .  The Nolin Lake State Park also features a primitive campground at Brier Creek (this may...

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Episode 23:  Welcome to Lake Life with Molley and Chad! In today’s episode, our friends Holly and Josh join us to discuss Green River Lake in Kentucky.  Let’s learn more about their lake adventures. Have fun on the lake The lake is a great place to have fun and make memories. Whether you’re fishing, tubing, skiing, or just hanging out with friends and family, there’s something for everyone. is an 8,200 acre lake with three marinas.  It’s known for its and its sense of community. People are friendly and welcoming and there’s always someone to hang out with. The...

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Episode 16:  In this episode, Molley and Chad talk with their children, Tristin and Alayna about time on the lake.  Tristin made a guest appearance on the episode about The Types of Boat Food to Bring or Avoid.  Today is Alayna’s first time behind the microphone with us.  If you’re a boater, you already know how time out on the water can be special for you and your family.  Let’s get the kids’ perspectives on those experiences.

What’s the First Thing that Comes to Mind?

Tristin shares his thoughts about time on the lake.  First, he describes his memory of jumping into the water and landing on a rock.  The first-aid kit came in handy that day.  Remember to always back one on your boat, just in case.  Second, he talks about a getting some great air while tubing behind his grandfather’s boat, which we heard about in Episode 14. 

Alayna talks about the first time she got up while wake-boarding.  She’d tried a million times, but this time she figured it out. 

First Lake Memories

Tristin thinks his first memory was when he was about 4 and completely wrapped up in a towel and feeling perfectly comfortable and happy.  Alayna comments about the after-lunch naps.  It’s still her favorite thing about the lake.

What Did They Dread about Coming to the Lake?

While time on the lake is awesome, sometimes kiddos can see it differently, at least until they get down there.  Alayna mentions having to miss some random birthday parties, but other than that, lake life has been a lot of fun. 

What Have They Learned about the Adults during a Day on the Lake?          

Tristin laughs about some of the dance moves he’s seen.  Alayna jokes about Molley’s 40th birthday houseboat trip.  Molley explains there were at least 10-12 couples between the 2 boats. In Episode 13, they explained how Travis put a hole in Molley’s new mat (“Don’t worry dude…”).

What Is One of Their Favorite Memories?

Tristin describes how it’s always been the water sports for him.  For Alayna, it was more swimming when she was younger.  Now that she’s grown up, it’s really the overall experience (including the naps).

Who’s the Better Driver for Tubing?

Tristin says it really depends on the mood of each parent.  If Chad’s being quiet in the morning, he wants Chad.  You have to listen to the episode for the rationale on this one.

Which Job Would Each of Them Pick, if They Had to Do One?

Molley and Chad have always recommended picking a specific job to make the launch and trailering go smoothly.  Chad always drives the truck and Molley is in charge of launching or trailering the boat.  This system works for them.  However, if the kids had to pick a job, which would it be? 

Alayna says it depends on the boat.  She says for a normal boat, not a pontoon or wake boat, she’d choose launching the boat.  Tristin is fine with trailering the boat. 

Do They Think They’ll Own Their Own Boat?

Tristin says yes.  He would really like a 2-seater Sea-Doo to start.  He’d move up to a wake boat.  Alayna also wants a wake boat.  Neither want the pontoon boat their parents have.

What’s Their Favorite Summer Weekend on the Lake?

Alayna says it definitely girls weekend.  For Tristin, it’s all about the poker run.  When they were younger, both agreed it was any weekend on the houseboat.

Is There a Favorite Story about Lake Life?

Tristin describes a houseboat weekend with an eclectic mix of guests, including a horse head mask.  They found a nice beach cove for a beach fire.

Chad describes a great time he had fishing with Alayna off the dock.  Then, there was a tubing day with Tristin resulting in a great photo.

Alayna describes a tubing adventure with a friend, behind on of their friend’s boat.  The boat definitely had some power to whip them around.  She also shares some memories about crowded time at the lake house.  The kiddos always ended up sleeping in the closets, because there were so many people.

Speaking of adventures, the group talks about some trouble a boater ran into on the lake during a poker run.  The pictures received national coverage.  They may be available on Don’s Lake Cumberland Lake Assist website.

Alayna joke about memories of when Molley was loading the boat, in the early years.  Concentration was everything!

Safety First

Chad comments about the importance of always having a sober driver.  Boating comes with a lot of responsibility, but if safe-boating rules are followed, everyone can have a great time of on the lake. 

What’s the Right Number of Guest at the Lake House?

Tristen explains that it depends on the weekend.  For him, if it’s poker run weekend, bring everyone.  However, if it’s Memorial Day weekend, having some family time is nice.  Chad admits that it’s a lot of work, but he really enjoys the time on the water with family and friends.

Will Molley and Chad ever Say Good-Bye to the Lake Life?

Molley opens up the conversation to let the kids ask questions.  This is Tristen’s first question.  Neither Molley or Chad ever see it going away.  This is a special part of their life together.  The boats may change, but not their love of being on the lake. 

What Are some of Molley and Chad’s Favorite Memories on the Lake?

Chad comments that there was more partying, before the kids came along.  But, they were never that rowdy to begin with.  For Molley, one of her favorite memories is when each of the kids jumped into the water by themselves for the first time. 

Molley describes the first time Tristin tubed alone and got some air.  She knew they’d never get him out of the water.  For Alayna, it was the first time she actually wanted to join in the water sports. 

It really got fun when the children began bringing their friends to the lake.  It gave Molley and Chad the opportunity to really get to know their friends and to watch everyone interact together.

Chad’s favorite memory is every time the kids get super competitive on the wake boards.  He loves just relaxing and having fun, especially when they achieve something for the first time.

If They Won the Lottery, What Kind of Boat Would each of the Kids Buy?

Alayna would buy a super, decked-out Pavati wake boat. Tristin would land somewhere in between a yacht and a houseboat.  Basically, he’d pick a big cruiser.  Both would expect to keep their boats on Lake Cumberland.

We’d like to thank Tristin and Alayna joining us for this episode.  It was a great, family episode.  Creating those lake life memories are what it’s all about for each of them.

That’s a wrap for this episode.  We hope you found it helpful, insightful and maybe a little entertaining. 

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