Monday, May 19, 2008

And Today, We Went Fishing

Don't tell the authorities, but the kids did not attend school today. They were feeling rather...brackish...and gloomy...and it seemed that a trip to the river was the only cure....

Courtesy of a winning bid at the PCC Auction last fall, we went on an all-day fishing trip at the York River. It was cold, and windy, and the fish ran away from most of us (uh - ME) all day long. I caught no fish. But others were more successful.

And it was a great day! Wonderful to get away and relax, watch the kids catch fish and be in the middle of nowhere.
Shannon was the fishing champion - she caught the most, none of which were very big, but she reeled 'em in! For a while, we were fishing at exactly the same spot and the fish completely ignored my line and were all over hers. For the record, I didn't catch any fish. Nada. None. I already mentioned that, didn't I?
David was the first kid to catch a croaker. He was pretty excited!

Daniel Hughes demonstrates a favorite position throughout the day. It was extremely cold


Daniel's catch...

Do you think this kid enjoyed being sick today? The smile says it all...

There's my dad, complete with pipe and his own catch of the day.

Susan had a great day, complete with nap and sexy boat girl poses....

Here's the champion fisher, demonstrating her relaxed technique.

"Here fishy fishy....here fishy fishy..." And apparently, they heard. And responded.










5 comments:

kim said...

brilliant! what a great day!

annie said...

What fun! A day of fishing seems like just the right cure for whatever ails you!

Jayne said...

How fun! Just a great way to spend a mental health day!

Mary said...

No harm done...spirits uplifted! Bending over in envy here. I need for someone to take me away to nap on a boat in between photo opps. You know what I'm sayin'. You, Beth, and all of your children and family are blessed.

Here fishy fishy! Love it!

Melanie Daryl said...

Haha! That was a good laugh, Mallory. However, I felt bad for the fish you've almost caught, if it weren't for the reel malfunction. It's a good thing that you released it immediately and shortened its agony. Nice move!

Melanie Daryl