Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Inpromptu Fishing Trip

On Saturday we decided to take the kiddos on an impromptu fishing trip to Mountain View, Arkansas.  We took little Emily to grandma's house because I'm certain she's not ready for a day in a fishing boat on the river.  Shelby and Tyler were overly excited as I awakened them at 5am Saturday morning.

We had to make a quick pit stop to pick up a few supplies and I had to buy a fishing license.  The kids each picked out their own baits.  Shelby chose some girlie colored rainbow power bait.  It was the fish's choice of the day.  She was catching 'em just as quickly as she threw it in the water.


Tyler had a blast and was so proud of the fish he caught.  He loved to hold them and show them off for the camera.

Shelby, however was not as eager to show off her fish.  She did not want it to "touch her" at all.  She got close enough ONCE to pose for this photo.

The boys enjoyed lounging around for the most part and just enjoying our time together as a family on the water.

A fun time was had by all and we really enjoyed ourselves. We don't have lots of time to spend together as a family doing fun things like this. Brien and I spent ten days in Mountain View on our honeymoon after we were married. This was 12 years ago. I dreamed that we would one day have children that we would bring to this magnificent place and what a joy it is that this dream has finally come true.

We did have a bit of a competition going between the boys and girls. Unfortunately, the boys did win. They caught quite a few more fish than the girls but to keep the peace with the kiddos we called it a tie.

10 comments, add yours here:

Lori said...

I love Mt. View. Have you ever stayed in Pinewood Cabins off the square?? They are really neat and after staying in them, I really don't like motels anymore. We went to Branson last weekend and I sure did miss my Pinewood Cabins.

Anonymous said...

Those were some good-looking trout! I love to fish. It's just good family fun! When our grandbaby is born, he/she will get a lifetime hunting/fishing license...

Linda said...

My father's father lived in Mountain View but I've never been there - it looks lovely.

And what a great way to spend the day together as a family! I bet you all totally needed and enjoyed the time together to have fun and a little friendly competition!

Oh, and I'm with Shelby on touching the fish - ewwww!

Crazy Working Mom said...

We usually stay at Jack's Resort when we spend the night. That way we're right on the river. :)

That sounds like a perfectly wonderful gift!!!

It is beautiful. We love it there. Touching fish isn't all that bad. I keep wet ones in my tackle box. *LOL*

And Miles To Go... said...

looks so peaceful and serene there. Bet a lot of wonderful memories were made.

Travis Erwin said...

Nice trout.

Lisa Ceaser said...

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from days spent fishing! More kids need to do it!

Glad you made it back to your special place with the kids. Hope you are having a great week.

Kim said...

Looks and sounds like fun was had by all! :)

Twisted Cinderella said...

Looks like lots of fun!

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