Whew...I need a weekend to recover from our weekend!!
Friday night we took Daniel out fishing for the first time on the boat. We went to a small lake close to home and gave Daniel his small fishing pole. As you will see in the photos, he preferred a bigger pole, my pole to be exact! When we got the first bite I let go of the pole so he could feel the fish, prepared to jump overboard after my rod, (I love that rod!) and told him to reel like crazy. He did!! The rod stayed securely in his hand and he reeled and reeled! He was excited to see the fish when it came up! He touched the smaller fish we caught but when Papa caught a larger bass, he wouldn't have anything to do with it. We'll have to work on that!
Saturday we took off to visit Troy's parents, Granny and Grandpa. Grandpa took Daniel riding on the tractor and Daniel started calling their house a "farm". He had a blast.
Then Troy and I took off for Smith Mountain Lake to do some night fishing for stripers. This was a big deal for two reasons. The first was the fact that this was like our second date night in a year and second because for the first time ever since we've been home (over a year now) someone else put Daniel to bed besides myself or Troy.
Granny was more than happy to oblige and Daniel, little stinker that he is, actually laid in the big bed and went to sleep with her. I've tried the big bed with Daniel and I get feet in my face, hands in my ears, arms in my back, you get the picture! Well, Granny is one special lady!!
Actually I thought of a third reason this night fishing trip was a big deal...I stayed up past midnight. I didn't even make it to midnight on New Years. You surely can tell how much I like fishing now, right?!?!
Troy and I boated 6 stripers and 1 channel catfish. We kept the catfish and 3 stripers for eating and gave the filets to Troy's parents. We had a blast. Troy caught all but one. I let him win this round (HA!).
Enjoy the photos, while I recover from the weekend!!
Reeling in the big one!
Touching my first fish!
Tractor Ride with Grandpa on the "farm"!
Hooking up the motorcycle to the boat!
Troy holding the fish I "let" him catch!