Friday, May 29, 2009

For Memorial Day we went to a local lake. It was about 20 miles from home. We camped for 6 days. One great thing about 6 days of camping is 6 days of beautiful sunsets.

Day 1

Day 2

 You can kind of see our fishing pole leaning against that post. We set out cat fish poles at night with bells on the end to alert us when we got a bite. We kept hearing little jingles but when we went to reel it in we could tell it hadn't bitten the hook. Then when we would finally reel it in all the way, the bait was gone. Our camp neighbors came over one night and gave us a tip; if we wrap our bait in panty hose they can't steal the bait. Well guess what, we did and that dang fish bit a hole in the panty hose and still took the bait! We never caught him. 
Maybe we will someday.

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Lance even took a picture of the sunrise for me one morning. Apparently he tried to wake me up to fish for 'the early morning bite' with him and I told him I would rather sleep in. I don't remember that conversation but I don't doubt it took place.
This is Chris and Misty and their baby Claire who camped with us over the weekend. This was Claire's first camp out and her first time to swim. She loved it. Anytime we took her out on either of our boats she would fall asleep.

Here is the fisherman in his element. We caught about 3 or 4 fish everyday but we let
 them all go.

We tubed and kneeboarded. It was super fun. This is Debbie, Lance's mom, on the knee board.

I have driven the boat before, but this was the first time I pulled someone behind me. I was actually pretty proud of myself because that is something I thought I would never do. Lance is pretty good at knee boarding.

He even tried standing on it. It didn't work out so well.

I am pretty good too, but we didn't really get a picture.

Lance pulled me so fast trying to flip me that is about all the picture they could get.

We decided to have a big bonfire on the last night, but we had burned most of the wood that we brought with us. We had a brilliant solution. Go to the other side of the lake where no one ever goes and get some! You should have seen our neighbors faces when we pulled up with a boat full of dead wood. 

We made smores that night and just FYI, it was burning my flesh off to try and stand that close to the inferno for the picture. 

All in all we had a great time, got some great tans, and a great workout tubing and kneeboarding.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


A couple of weeks ago (I know I'm late on posting) it was our 1st anniversary and we happened to have to have the week off of work. We decided to get on the bike and ride and see where we ended up. Well this was the same week as the rainy snake hunt so I said I wanted to go somewhere warm. We ended up in Corpis Christie. It was really fun. We went to the beach and got attacked by sea gulls. We were eating sandwiches and I saw a bird looking at us. Lance tore a piece off his sandwich and I said, "Don't give that to him, he'll tell his friends." Not knowing how true that would be. 


They felt a lot closer than they look in this picture. I was kind of holding my sandwich out to the side to get the birds to stay long enough for they pic. One of them swooped down and took a bite right out of my hand. I screamed and pulled my sandwich in toward my chest and another on came about 5 inches from my face and snatched the whole thing out of my hand and I really screamed and got up and ran away. Lance made fun of me.

This is looking straight up. No zoom.

Here's my hunky hubby contemplating the meaning of life on the jetty.

Do I look like the little mermaid or what.

I was a genius and decided to check the tidal pools for signs of life. We saw a blue crab...

.... and a real live jelly fish. cool.

It was awesome to watch the pelicans eating fish. I wish I had a quicker camera so I could get them diving.

10 foot tall popsicle anyone?

The world largest sand castle. It was about 2 stories high.

Here is an air craft carrier that we went by. This pic was taken off the back of the bike and I was pretty scared while taking it because we were on a huge tall bridge and I had to almost stand on the pegs going 65 mph. I am very comfortable on the bike, I even fall asleep quite often, but for  some reason I just felt like hanging on tight across that big bridge.

Here is  a propeller that was displayed by the boat. There are two propellers that push that air craft carrier and they are actually about 4 feet taller than that on. Lance was very impressed. Unfortunatley for him it was closed for the night so we couldn't take the tour.

When we got home the big hoopla about swine flu had begun and it seemed we had just left ground zero. Good thing neither of us have gotten sick yet.