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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Weekend...

...consisted of white marbles falling from the sky, (I have NEVER in my life seen hail this size. I was completely amazed. In the midst of being scared for my winshield and car's lives, I actually enjoyed watching it come down. I still cannot get over the size of iceballs falling from the sky. Wow!)
lots and lots and LOTS of rain,

and someones bright idea to do construction on a two-lane canyon on Memorial weekend-making a two hour trip home into a 3 1/2 hour trip home...
It was fantastic.

Other than those minor things, our Memorial weekend was great! We had planned on going camping, as we usually do. Travis's birthday is on May 23rd so it always falls on or around opening weekend for camping, which is fun...most of the time!

This time we were only able to camp for one night mainly because of the rain and partly because we were camping at Scofield in Price and I'm not going to lie, that place sucks!! Our tent was about 20 feet from the lake which at any other lake would have been great. Mostly because any other lake would contain fish. This one did not. I literally had my pole in the water at LEAST 20 hours and pulled out ONE fish. one. dinky. little. fish. In fact...I was so excited to reel this baby in and take him off of the hook that I forgot to take a picture of said fish. Travis had his pole in the water for about the same length of time and caught NO fish.

We ended up packing up camp and heading back to Price. We stopped at a little river on the way back, no luck.

We decided to go to a kiddie fishing pond in Helper. A fish is a fish, right? We didn't care about it being a kiddie pond!! We were just ready to catch some fish!! If I had a waterproof camera, I would have taken pictures but I cannot even explain the amount of rain that was coming down. So, for my cameras sake, she stayed tucked away in her case. It was so crazy!! What was even crazier was the amount of people fishing at the kiddie pond IN this rain, not even just kids either!! Maybe everyone was at Scofield and resorted to the kiddie pond...We got our hoodies and coats on and cast out into the water. I caught 4 or 5 fish before Trav even had a bite, lol...I always feel bad when that happens. I tried to give him my pole when I had another one biting and he refused to take the pole that "I" had just casted out! Fine!! He eventually got his first one, yay :) and the weather cleared up a little, which was really nice. We stayed there for about 5 hours. I caught around 10, and he caught around 6. It was a good end to a pretty crappy weekend. I love having someone who loves to fish as much as I do. We would look at each other at the same time, say "You ready" answer yes, and then both of us would cast back out.

haha, I forgot about this but when we first got to the kiddie pond, we went to the closest spot because we didnt really plan on staying very long because the rain was seriously coming down!! We agreed to each catch one fish and then peace out. It was SUPER windy and the wind was coming toward us, making it really difficult to cast out. I casted out and it didnt go very far, but I didnt care. I was cold and I knew the wind was going to make it really hard. So, I left it there. Travis saw how close to the shore it was, laughed at me and said "Let me show you how a pro does it." He then gets in his casting stance, releases his line, and steps back and BAM! slips and falls on the rock he was standing on to cast. hahaha. It didn't hurt anything except for maybe his ego. The awesome part is because it is such a small pond, a guy fishing on the other side of the pond watched it happen and yelled "Are you okay??" lol, so if anyone is wondering how a "Pro" casts in the wind and rain, ask Travis. He knows. He'll even demonstrate.

6 comments:

Chris and Heather said...

haha, funny story. I can't believe the size of that hail! By the way, this weekend we might be going to your "in-town" part of Idaho, Burley! (Hopefully that's the correct spelling!)

Trav and Jessica said...

I know!! I still can't get over the size of it! Wow!!

Really? Why Burley? I might be going this weekend as well!! Well, to Twin Falls, but that's really close to Burley :)

Mike & Alysha Mathews said...

Hey lady! I was going through Price the same day you were!! It was on our drive home from Texas!! The construction sucked ass I have to agree. And as for Travis LOL I can totally see him doing that, what a dork. :)

Trav and Jessica said...

ahhh! You were?? Lame, we were probably close to each other!! We should have been side by side so we could have you know...caught up and complained about the situation together...lol it sucked!! How has it been down here so far?!

Simplemente Us said...

Like your blog, we went camping Memorial weekend also, our plan was Forks,Wa. Road hazzard was not traffic but our Van..over heated..we did make it to Falls View Campground in the Olympic National Park..Thank Goodness there are plenty in our area...Congrats on the Grad

Trav and Jessica said...

Hey thanks!! Just out of curiosity, how did you hear about my blog? I love seeing people from all over read it, it's exciting :) That's unfortunate about your van during the holiday weekend, but luckily you do have lots of places close to choose from, I wish we had more!!

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