Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fishing and a picnic at Navajo Lake

Mike got his dad's little rubber inflatable boat all ready, we packed up some tin-foil (or "hobo") dinners and headed to the mountains one afternoon (June 25, 2014).  It was a lovely day, though breezy.  Mike took turns taking the grandkids out onto the water to try and catch some fish--and they did catch a few!  The wind blew on occasion, and that made it hard to be out on the water. The boat is light and just was blown everywhere.  Some people tried shore fishing. Some stayed at the picnic site and got some coals ready to cook the hobo dinners.  Some collected fire wood on the shore in the form of driftwood for our fire for later in the evening.

While we were picnicking and having our dessert of s'mores, a random Chinese man wandered through our campsite. We took pictures of him roasting a marshmallow and eating a s'more with HIS camera, but didn't think to take a photo with OURS. ha. Then he climbed into a car with a bunch of other oriental tourists and off they went.  How odd that they could find such an out-of-the-way spot to explore as a tourist.  I'm glad they had a chance to find out why Americans are so fat! ha. We had the mondo marshmallows that are the equivalent of at least 4 regular ones!  ugh. hard to eat.

Our little picnic spot. Dinner was delicious!  Did you know that Ella can roast a PERFECT marshmallow?

 Some shore scenes, looking up and down the lake from the shore as we waited for Mike to bring in the boat.

We stayed until late, roasting and visiting.  We didn't get home until 9 pm.  The sunset on the lake was lovely and the scenery was just delightful.  And the weather was great, too!  Not too cold as the sun went down.  And a good time was had by all, as the saying goes.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Looks like a fun time I miss mountains!