Saturday, July 28, 2012
We arrived and saw a boat with a young couple fishing across the river but up from where we usually fish so we headed to our spots. I headed off to my secret spot up the river and left Susan and Joanne for a short time. I arrived at my spot and cast in - nothing. My second cast produced a beautiful rainbow trout that jumped 2 times for me - I didn't have a net with me (another story) so I had to gently ease him onto the rocks to land him. He just fit nicely in my creel. My next cast was into a little deeper water and I hooked into a big bass - what a fight. He jumped too. I finally landed him and decided to let him go because I had enjoyed catching him so he was released to fight again. I made my way back to Susan and Joanne - Susan had just caught a small bass. We fished a while longer and just as soon as it got sunny, Susan had a walleye on. It takes the 3 of us to land the fish. I net it and then we all slowly walk to shore together - me holding the fish in the net, Susan holding onto the rod with the fish still on the line and Joanne making sure we don't fall in the water. Then we all huddle around watching Susan take the hook out of the fish while Joanne has a death grip on the fish then getting the fish on the stringer. It is fun - the couple in the boat must have been laughing their asses off (Sorry Mr & Mrs Barr). Then Joanne gets a walleye and I run over, put my rod on shore and proceed to run out into the water to net Joanne's fish - without my walking stick on the slippery rocks - needless to say, down I went into the water. But I netted the fish. My camera and keys got soaked along with me but they both still worked. Again the 3 of us headed to shore with the catch. Wed ended the day with one rainbow and 3 walleyes.
Not bad for the Sisters...
See Ya Bye
After Susan and Jack arrived on Monday we planned our first day together on the Tuesday and we made Stacey an honorary Scott Sister because she came out with us on her new quad. You can't really see it in the picture but she "bedazzled" the visor on her helmet with rhinestones and it looks very cool.
We went fishing on the Mississagi mostly for fun because we didn't catch too much but the real destination was the Jacuzzi on a stream in the area. It has the greatest "mud" around. We slathered ourselves from head to toe, let it dry and then sat in the pools and let the waterfalls wash us off. It didn't hurt that it was about 90 degrees out. It was very refreshing.
I think the guys went fishing that day but I don't remember.
The next (2) pictures are of their catch from their outing on the Mississagi River from earlier in the week - all in all it was a good trip for them as far as fishing goes.
The girls also had their fun as you will be able to see in later posts :o)
Sunday, July 22, 2012
See Ya Bye
The first picture shows Rejean going in for a big birthday kiss - Rejean and Linda have a "special" relationship so I am sure it was a good one. The next picture shows just a portion of the guests - mostly from Axe Lake. Needless to say a good time was had by all.
See ya Bye
Friday, July 20, 2012
It was very relaxing and a change to be someone else's company. We left on the Saturday and returned on Thursday to get ready for our next company - Joanne and Mitch from Calgary who are arriving on Sunday and Sue and Jack arriving on Monday. Let the fun begin!!!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Ron has 2 lawn chairs in the back of his boat for the extra passengers - Mary and I like sitting back there and on the trip back, we turned the chairs around to enjoy the rear view, as seen in the final picture. What a great day and I wasn't burned to a crisp - I had tons of sunscreen on and we stayed fully hydrated at all times ;o)
See Ya Bye
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hey Hey the Kids are here!! Gavin, Melina and Jake arrived with Rick and Joan and Eboni on Monday and they haven't stopped!! So much energy!! They checked out Uncle Steve's place on the day they arrived - I took them on the little hike over there. They didn't spend too much time there - too many other things to do. Grandpa Rick took Gavin fishing today and altogether they caught 8 bass - Gavin got the biggest and the smallest. The biggest was almost 4 pounds.
More later - Boots is here for dinner.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The turnout wasn't as expected - we only cleared about $451.17 but it is enough for one month's bills - hopefully the rest of the functions will do better.
You can see Mary peeking over the bar counter - she cut all he pies for us. And you can see Phyllis in the top photo checking out the salads for replenishing.
It makes for a long and tiring 5 days but well worth it.
See Ya Bye
Saturday, July 7, 2012
She is a master pie maker and I am in awe.
Friday, July 6, 2012
I got home at about 4:45 and Boots was in the yard waiting for me. I grabbed a beer and sat and relaxed with him. He just lay down and had a snooze. I am glad he feels safe enough with us for him to do so. He then moved to under the picnic table out of the sun to grab some more ZZZZs. After dinner (both ours and his) Rejean and I walked down to the garage to check out his paint job on the trailer and Boots was there eating the raspberries!!! I am not kidding. He was going from bush to bush looking for the red ones and eating the berries. I have never heard of fox eating berries but there he was - just picking the berries off the bushes gently. Then walking on thru the hydro line.
Who knew???? You learn something new everyday!!
See Ya Bye
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We have been in the "pool" today and again after dinner. It is HOT but not as hot as Windsor or Toronto. 37 degrees and 45 with the humidex!!! WTF. We don't have air conditioning up here but it is comfortable none the less. We close all the blinds and close the windows and keep the ceiling fans on and it seems to do the trick.
Monday, July 2, 2012
After about a year of feeling sorry for myself and riding a stationary bike over the winter, I dug my old bike out of the garage. We keep everything. I won this bike or traded in some points thru Scotiabank about 20 years ago. I just spiffed it up, oiled the chain, Rejean rigged up a pouch in front for my camera and water bottle and off I went. I wear a helmet at all times and a blaze orange mesh vest with a big florescent X on the back and stripes on the front. I want to be seen on that highway - I don't want to end up on some logging truck's hood as an ornament.
On my first venture yesterday - up to FootPrint Road and back - I saw a deer. Today I rode up to Jobam -no matter which way I go on the highway, I will always run into hills. But I get the gears just right and I can usually make it up the hills - counting and standing up on the pedals helps too. I am sure my bum will thank me in a couple of months. Speaking of which, I must get a more comfortable seat - and an odometer to see how far I go.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Went over to John and Linda's after dinner on Saturday nite - John had a fire going outside his garage so we all sat down and enjoyed the evening. Nat and Brent came over after a while and we all spent the evening laughing and yacking. John won these cars in town a few weeks ago - they are amazing - each one has every detail of a real car but in minature. I got down on the ground to take these pictures and Linda got a picture of me doing that - thank goodness she doesn't have a blog ;o)
Didn't get home til after midnite which is late for me.
See Ya Bye