Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fishing Memorial Day Weekend

Just a quick post to show some pictures Jake is excited to share. He kept asking me if I made the 'poster' yet. I explained that is not really a poster, but a post. Yesterday we went to the fishing pond, a stocked man-made pond in a local park near downtown. We dug up worms from our yard, packed the poles and went down to fish. Jake's first cast got a bite, but no fish. After that he cast and sat for about two hours watching his bobber. It was a good lesson in patience, because after a long while the fish began to bite. Brian caught a perch and a rainbow trout. And finally, Jake's bobber went under and he grabbed his pole. He was afraid his pole would break, and he was surprised at the fight the trout put up. It was a fat 'monster' rainbow trout, about 14 inches and 3.5 pounds. Annie fished some, but she was more interested in climbing trees and picking dandelions. We also saw an osprey fly overhead with its own catch.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Brian's Fishing Trip

Well, Brian has taken the fishing trip he has talked about for 10 years. He flew to Mexico, stayed in a one-horse town (Buena Vista), lived in yurt, and fished with his flyrod from the beach everyday. I think it was a bit of a culture shock, but he found the people to be easy-going and hospitable. For those who care about fish: he caught a 30 pound Jack Crevelle and a rooster fish, among many others.

We are off to Mexico (Part Deux) in a few weeks. This will be near Cozumel and will be more of a McVay family reunion. I'm sure he'll bring his fly rod, and he insists on nothing less than SPF50.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Skipping School & Hiking

It was Kindergarten Round-Up, for the up and coming kindergarteners. So Annie, now a veteran kindergartener, did not have class. So, I took the day off, and checked Jake out of school, too. It was a warm day to catch up on gardening, playing and we met up with some friends for a hike on Mt. Jumbo. I brought my camera along and snapped some pictures.

Spring Things

It's spring, complete with soccer for Jake, barbequeing and nieghbors playing in the street and yard. Warm temperatures (relatively speaking) have arrived, and we've been enjoying it. Everything is green and sunny, and between our higher latitude and proximity to the time-zone border, our days are nice and long.