For Fathers' Day this year, since we both couldn't be together with Dad, we decided to take a "rain check" (thankfully void of rain!) to go fishing with him, Mom, and the girls. The scheduled date was today - and we had a splendid time.....
We headed up to Foster Reservoir and took their boat out. Gotta hand it to mom and dad, they really are efficient loading and unloading. One could post a hidden camera by busy docks on the weekends and come up with some very enjoyable entertainment at the expense of squabbling couples.
The first location that we anchored at proved unsuccessful in the fishing dept. - Dad speculated that it was too shallow and that the fish would head to deeper waters as it was so warm. And you know what, we think he was right! Just a little ways over, the poles started bobbing and the kids were being beckoned right and left to start pulling them in. I think we netted around a dozen nice-sized rainbow trout.
We also went out in the innertube for a bit - however, the water was so choppy in the main part of the lake - and so busy, it wasn't the experience it could have been otherwise.
All in all it was a great, great time. Mission accomplished, girls caught fish, spent great time with Grandpa and Grandma.... yes, good times. In addition to the activities of the day, we also had an exciting conversation with them, as they proposed a family trip to Disneyworld for early 2010. I think we'll be aiming for a Disney Cruise, so if anyone knows any amazing deals or ways to find them- please let us know!