Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fishin' in the north and cat scratching in the south

This weekend we drove. Saturday we drove an hour and a half north east to a friend's cabin for the day, woke up on Sunday and drove an hour and a half south to a neighbor's cottage to do some biking and pick up the teenager.

Thanks to the fuel efficiency of the Toyota, Yaris, these trips didn't break the bank. In fact, I don't think we used a whole tank of gas!

The little man swore he would be bored at my friend's cabin because there would be no other children there and his brother was not with us. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised and occupied all day by fishing. I was amazed at the patience he had while waiting for the fish to bite. I don't fish because I am not that patient. For hours he didn't get a bite and THEN...using the right bait (the secret lure...bratwurst), he started to reel them in ...GIANT sunfish!

Look at the size of this fish!!

Then his father and he took the paddle boat out for a spin while I snapped some nature shots.

The boys are having WAY too much fun out there!

Moses the cat loved all the attention that the little man gave him on our second journey to the neighbor's cottage. It was the end of a beautiful, fun-filled weekend!


gary rith said...

oh yes, catching little fish is pretty darn thrilling for little kids

the Bag Lady said...

Looks like a great weekend! It's always nice to get out into the country, isn't it? Oh, wait, I'm already IN the country.... :)

Latin Lupe Lu said...

GR- yes, it is the CATCHING that is the fun part :)

Bag Lady - You are lucky, making a living out there. I would either live in the country or the city, each has it's advantages - I could NEVER live in a suburb though.

Hilary said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. I love the expression on his face where he's holding the recently-caught fish, and the shot of guys on the paddle boat. That drink in the kidlet's hand looks like beer!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Looks like a really fun day!

I not only don't have the patience for fishing, I can't stand to see the poor think killed. Even though I eat them... I'm a total hypocrite.

Lucas said...

Am I seeing things or are The Prof and The Little Man hoisting a few together? Really Lupe, he's a bit young to start drinking.....don't you think?

Latin Lupe Lu said...

Hilary and Lucas - Yes, the little man is imitating his father with that beer...peas in a pod they are. He thought that was soooo funny.

Crabby- We just catch and release so no fish were hurting in the filming of this :) Thanks for stopping by!