I neglected to mention that I’m on vacation this week. See, as a public servant, my vacation time goes July 1 to June 30, and I can only carry over one week, so I had a few extra days to use up this June. Librarians don’t make a lot of money but there are some decent perks – like 5 weeks vacation per year. Anyway, this vacation is a little different than the last one because Dale is also off and Hannah is done with school as of Tuesday. We’ve tried to do something fun every day and Tuesday’s fun was fishing.
I’ve loved fishing since the first time Dale took me out in a canoe and handed me a fishing rod. I didn’t know what I was doing back then but I’ve learned a lot in the last 10 years. Not that all my time and effort did me any good this time.
We went here.
And one other spot where I neglected to take a photo. Sadly, I got nothing. My companion was more successful than I, however.
A lovely pickerel – which was promptly put back in the pond and sent on his merry fishy way. Catch and release, that’s how we do it.
Despite my lack of success with the fish, well, you know what they say, right? A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.