I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th this past weekend. It's rather difficult to tie flies if your missing a finger or two so I hope we all paid attention to safe fireworks practices over the holiday and came out unscathed!!
I was lucky enough to be able to spend a three day weekend at the lake with the wife and dog , enjoying the nice weather and just relaxing.
I actually took the boat and a couple of rods hoping to get out and look for some carp or bass in my spare time one morning or evening , but unfortunately the wind blew so hard all three days it just didn't happen. As close as I got to actually fishing was walking the shoreline with Joe hoping to get lucky and find a carp.
We didn't find any fish but we did come upon an amazing hatch of mayflies on one particular shoreline.
I probably could have found somewhere that was out of the gale but to be honest I wasn't all that energetic , sometimes it's nice to spend the weekend sitting around in the shade of a big tree with a cold beverage and nothing else to do.
We went on a few short hikes on some local trails in the mornings after breakfast and then spent most of the afternoons lakeside cooling off in the water.
Of course , like most of the trips I'm party to , we also ate pretty good and enjoyed a few cold adult beverages come evening time while sitting around the campfire.
Considering that it was a holiday weekend the crowds weren't all that bad , while we still had to contend with a few idiots (you can't get away from them anymore...doesn't matter when or where you go!) we were surprisingly lucky and got to enjoy a couple of quiet evenings around camp.
All in all we had a great time...doing basically nothing except kicking back and relaxing with some good company.
i ADORE joe! :DReplyDelete
looks like a pretty grand few days. :)
Thanks...I'll give Joe a scratch for ya and tell him you said hello!!Delete
Man you always rock some good food, even without fishing looks like a trip well worth it.ReplyDelete
Thanks man...if a guy can't fish he might as well eat good.Delete
Now that's just what the doctor ordered. Great pictures of Joe and the mayflies!ReplyDelete
Thanks Howard...It was kind of nice to just spend a relaxing weekend with the family. Next weekend I hope to be on the water somewhere though!Delete
Kudos to you and your wife and Joe for getting out and making the best of the long weekend with the "crazy crowd". Sounds and looks like time well spent.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mel...you never know how things will go on a summer holiday weekend but we lucked out this trip and didn't encounter too many "crazies".Delete
Looks wonderful. Joe was obviously in his element. I've never seen a happier dog.ReplyDelete
Joe's prett easy....give him a shady patch of green grass under a shade tree or a lake shoreline to meander along and he's happy. Come to think of it , so am I!!Delete
that would be tough for me to be out there without fishing. it sure does look relaxing though. Any time spent in the wilderness is a time well spent!!ReplyDelete
If the conditions would have been better it would have been harder not to fish , but with the strong winds it pretty much made putting the one man pontoon on the lake out of the question.Delete
It was relaxing for sure , and of course I had a cooler full of beverages and an assortment of good cigars to help me pass the time!!
It's a dog's life!ReplyDelete
Yes sir it is!! If only we all could be so lucky , I know I'd like to come back for my second life as a spoiled fishing dog.Delete
Always 5 star dining! Joe certainly looks like he thoroughly enjoyed just kickin' back and relaxing. There's nothing wrong with that, and would take doing that over a work day, every day.ReplyDelete
What was your side with that burger...looks like potatoes and cheese, but it looks like there's more to it....
Thanks Justin...Those were just what I call dutch oven potatoes. Brown bacon in dutch oven and then add some onion and potatoes and cover and then put enough coals on top of the oven to bring it up to about 350. After about 35 minutes cover in monterey jack or cheddar cheese and let that melt and then enjoy!! They are pretty tasty for sure...Delete
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Looks like a good way to spend a weekend! The food pictures made me hungry!ReplyDelete
Thanks Joseph....Of course I would have liked to have been able to wet a line but there's nothing wrong with kicking it at camp.Delete
When you can't fish and you have family to hang with...life's great. Sounds like an awesome weekend.ReplyDelete
My sentiments exactly!! Sometimes I find that if I take a week or two without touching a flyrod I enjoy it that much more when I do get a chance. The whole absence makes the heart grow fonder type thing....Delete