Saturday, July 11, 2009

Circle Park

We decided to go for a family hike today and try our luck at fishing. We hiked up a trail called Circle Park, which is only a 15 minute drive from our house. We loaded both girls up in backpacks and set off for our 1.5 mile hike. I am not used to carrying a 30 pound pack, but I thought I was in pretty decent shape. I guess not that great. It was actually pretty hard! We got up to the little lake and had a small picnic lunch, and got ready to fish. I never knew I had such great fishermen in my family. We quickly caught one little fish. As Jason was trying to get it off the hook, it slipped out of his hands and Luke snatched it up and ended it's life. Luke went crazy everytime we threw the line out into the lake. He would yip and whine until finally he would just jump in the lake to try and catch one himself. He is a pretty good swimmer too! The girls had a great time fishing, but all too soon, they started to get grumpy and we knew it was time for us to hike out. Both girls fell asleep as we were hiking back to the truck. We had a blast, and we hope that we can start doing this more often. Enjoy the pictures because there are a lot of them!

A little frog that we tried to catch.
Megan watching the action.
Meg being cute.
Luke trying to catch the fish on his own.
Luke scouting for more fish.
"Don't take my picture, Mama!"
Lindsey fishing with Daddy.
Jason and Megan
Luke still trying to catch that fish on his own.
Lindsey helping Jason reel in the fish we caught.
Trying to get the hook out of the fish.
Oops! The fish slipped!
Megan is out!

Lindsey was almost asleep too.


Sandra Wharton said...

It looks like you guys were having a great time. I love that my kids like to do all the outdoors stuff that Keith and I like to do and it looks like your kids are the very same way. Good to know that Keith and Jason will have really good hunting partners when the kids get older.

Tracey said...

Its gorgeous up there! How fun! I wish Kevin had some time off so we could go do stuff like this... Seems like EVERY summer he gets so darn busy that I only see him on Sundays.

Meg and Lindsey are getting so big!! Good job on the race(s)! And good job to Jason for going with you!!

Happy Birthday to Lindsey in 2 days!!!! I can't believe she's THREE! CRAZY!