Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gone Fishin'

[written last Friday]

The boys' daycare field trip was to Lake Minnetonka this morning. It's just west of Minneapolis. Yes, one of those 10,000 lakes. There was a Fish-a-Thon our neighbor kids participated in. After discovering that the boys had never gone fishing, Ms. Tonja decided she was going to correct this deficiency. Getting the boys out of bed and out of the door by 6 a.m. was a bit of a challenge. As Jr. Gopher #1 commented, "It's too dark to get out of bed!" I didn't want to explain that this would be his lot in life as of Monday the 30th.

Jr. Gopher #1 caught 2 fish and wasn't too thrilled with the catching part. He had fun while dangling his line in the water, but not reeling the big catch in.

Jr. Gopher #2 caught 3 fish, and had a blast. He had a Barbie-fishing pole. Maybe the fish were attracted to pink?

Both Jr. Gophers & The Girl Next Door got a boat ride. Much more #1's style. It was a pontoon boat, offering a very stable ride where they could stand up.

Being catch-and-release, we didn't have a fish dinner.

It wasn't quite the Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay kind of day. Cold and rainy not being the sort of weather to deter fishing, they went anyway.

for the wonders of visual special effects, which don't require my brother's skills ....

the photos of Gopher #2 have the same fish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How cute! Fishing is always better in the rain. Or really early in the morning when there's fog on the lake, although I doubt fog appears on Lake Minnetonka itself but in the bays. The lake where we summered was smaller, and would be so beautiful in the evenings when the fog would begin to form....the fish would jump to catch insects....I loved canoeing at that time.

I suggest that fishing is enough...keep them away from golf! (laughing)