Monday, July 19, 2010

Do I have a fish tale for you!

We spent the weekend at the lake and it was just gorgeous down there.  It was much cooler then in town with a lovely breeze to keep any lingering bugs away.  Most of the black flies are gone by how but there are other creatures flitting around that can give you a nasty bite.  Poor Son got stung twice on Friday at a golf tournament once INSIDE the nose and once on his big TOE!  His toe is a mess, it's twice the size that it should be.  I think he should go to Walk In Care but I am just the overly protective mother of her 34 year old only child!  :o)


The grands and an extra came down to stay with us which makes for a lively time.  Grampie took them out fishing just a little over from our place in front of BIL's place and they were bringing in the sunfish left and right.  In all the caught about 30-35!  Today they wanted to go again so out they went in the boat to that nice fishing spot and before long we could hear yelling and hollering, I thought someone had got a hook in their finger!!!  I ran out and Mr. D was pulling in a big one with all his might with Son holding onto his pants to make sure he didn't fall in!


They came to shore to show us the big bass that he caught and then released it back into the lake.  If you aren't going to eat them, release them!


Now is that a proud look or what?!!  He caught it on a little hook that he had been catching sunfish on a few minutes before!




I think that is one proud Papa too!  :o)






We had a great time, there was way too much to eat, something about eating outside at the picnic table at the lake makes things taste soooooooo good!  Ribs, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, veggies, chips, coleslaw, potato salad etc etc  For brunch I made a double batch of cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting and those didn't last long...........


Of course it isn't the lake without going for a few rides in the boat.  Nothing like a Personal Flotation Device to make one look styling! :o)






We packed up and came home and my sister and BIL have moved in for the week.  I hope they get good weather like we had.  It's looking like it trying to rain today, I sure hope we get a good dousing! 


We didn't go near Bar Harbor while the Obama's were here over the weekend.  Roads were closed and there were enough Secret Service guys around to keep an eye on everyone.  Cars were lined up for miles as people were trying to get a glimpse of the First Family,  First Dog included.  The merchants in downtown were happy as their cash registers were ringing from all of the tourists in for the day.  I don't know of anyone around here that went down.  It's just too hard to get around with so many people and half the roads being closed off.  I love going to Bar Harbor and look through the shops plus have a popover at The Jordan Pond House, the later being more important then the former!!


Must get out and mow the grass before it starts raining I guess.  I can hear Dad mowing my FIL's lawn next door and the yard man is over there trimming the shrubs,  Summer is more then half over for us here in the north east.  Sigh.......

19 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Sounds like you are having a good summer...that is such a cute grandson, and what a good fish! :D

Linds said...

I know what you mean about eating outside - somehow, it seems to make everyone hungry and we all eat way too much. But it is great! I am just enjoyign the moment, and will worry about the hips later. maybe.
That is a great big fish there - well done to the little man! Your lake and the time spent there sounds wonderful. Perfect for summer!

Needled Mom said...

Now, that's a nice catch. I can imagine all of the yelling that was going on with a bite like that.

That's a great picture of you and R. You both look so content and happy.

We do finally have some warmer weather here, but it is suppose to cool down again this week.

My internet has been very sporadic since we got home and it is beyond frustrating. My blogging time is suffering - heaven forbid!!!!

I hope you get your shower so you can avoid watering for another day.

Have a good week ahead. Hugs, my friend.

hippo chick said...

What a great weekend. Sounds and looks terrific. I, too, love the poopovers at Jordan Pond House. We spent a week at the Claremont seven or eight years ago. LOVED it. We want to go back someday, but there are soooo many places to visit.

You need to visit my blog and see my latest post. I thought of you all the while I watched this video.

~hippo hugs~

Donna said...

Now that's what I call a fish! I know the grandson was so proud.

Alice Grace said...

Oh that fish is awesome! I can see you are having a wonderful time at the lake! Love that picture of you and your husband. Great!

Patti said...

Im still around, just havent had much to blog about lately! Thanks for checking on me!

Looks like you are having a wonderful summer full of lots of adventures!I love the picture of you and your hubby! Too cute!

palmtreefanatic said...

look at that fish! WOWEEE!!!
Sounds like a funtastic time!
love the pic of you and hubby!
We need rain here too!

Hollie said...

Woweeeeeeeeeeeee....what a catch! That boy did an AWESOMEJOB!!!!!

Sounds like things are just heavenly around your place. I love the picture of you & the hubs! Just precious & you look gorgeous!

By the way, I think you just need to adopt me. LOL

Chrissah said...

That is a huge fish! It reminds me of the big one that Billy caught a few years ago! Fun times.

nancygrayce said...

Well, first of all for you son....OUCH! I would have been giving the medical advice myself! :)

Looks like a grand time on the lake and what a fish! I know everyone was super excited about that.

Is it cooler there than HOT Florida? I mowed yesterday and almost had a heat stroke!

Dawn said...

Looks and sounds like a great time! Care Bear went fishing with Grandpa a couple of weeks ago, up in the mountains. She caught a fish the first and only other time she fished, so she "felt like a failure" when she didn't catch anything this time. She's used to succeeding! We have to work on that, for sure.

I think I'm going to like October in Maine more than now! Kev's coming home next week-end - yay!!

Callie said...

Wow, now that is a nice bass! LOL! Sounds like fun, except for the stings!

Susan said...

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Thanks for your comment on my blog about my recent 1/2 day cooking spree. In answer to your request for the Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread recipe I had posted it last June on a Frugal Blog I have (although it is very neglected lately!!!). Here is the link: Oops I got it on the top of this comment!!! Trust me, after you make it with the pineapple the other Banana Nut Bread recipes taste very dry. Let me know what you think after you fix it. Thanks!!!

Rising Rainbow said...

I think you're right about eating outside at the picnic table making the food taste so much better, as if I need any excuses. LOL

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Now that is one fish to be very proud of!

Dawn said...

I heard it has cooled off a bit for you guys. True??

Dawn said...

Me again! Guess what? I got or tickets for October 2-0 - WOO-HOO!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Anyplace cool sounds great to me. Its in the 90's today again and we are using the pool full time this year. Looks like you have big bugs up there.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~