From the pictures you displayed, looks like your children outfished you again eh????
Andy W. (Login AndyWojo) AA Forum Group 126.96.36.199
To Daisy Lake with the kids-
February 27 2011, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the post Stephen. Martin is so right about being fortunate to have children who enjoy the outdoors so much (and to have a father who enjoys the same adventures and desire to share such wonderful moments with his children). To this day, I still vividly remember the times, back in the early 60's, that my dad took me and my brother camping and fishing the upper sections of the Allegheny River for Small Mouth bass. Although no longer physically with us, our Dad lives on during each and every camping/fishing trip my brother and I take together
Barbara (Login Barbara_AA) AA Forum Group 188.8.131.52
Re: To Daisy Lake with the kids ...
February 27 2011, 1:43 PM
I've always wondered how people move the large sawblade around...do they put it in a canoe and barge it to the next location? (And why?)
You could make a whole photo-map of locations where folks have seen it over the years.
Like usual, an awesome trip report. It is so amazing you do that with your family. It will pay off for sure down the road as you will develop a unique relationship and bond from doing stuff like that (like I have with my dad from doing so many similar trips from a very young age). Kudos to you!
Hey thanks. Every year I have the kids help select a destination and gear the bulk of the trip towards their wants and desires, which for the most part involves swimming, exploring and eating. They dictate the pace and activities for the most part, the adult(s( are there just to help guide them through things and make sure they are safe.
Bo - ya you are right, lol. On these kid-centric types of trips I rarely fish so the kids did most of that. They had fun fly fishing and 'practice' casting for the many baitfish and panfish offshore, they didn't care what they were catching which is a good thing. Even minnows can be quite beautiful and entertaining of course.
Nice words Andy, it was my mother who was instrumental with our early experience in the outdoors, something she was constantly exposed to growing up in a small out-port community in Newfoundland. Kids take to nature naturally, and they both really enjoy it out there. There is of course the odd complaint but I'm hoping their memories of such events will always be positive and something they'll share/practice with their own families.
Hey Barbara - I know nothing of the history of the saw blade or where its been, but the thing must weight at least 200 pounds. Perhaps its relocation is done in the winter by a couple of guys rolling it or carrying it across the ice. Moving this thing cross-wise on a canoe would be an extreme challenge to say the least (even with two canoes slashed together) and would likely result in canoe dunking/damage and the blade deep-sixing to the bottom. Be interesting to know if she moves again in 2011.
D_W - about the cat - We were talking with the women before they pushed off. The precautions they took with the cat include never leaving it off-leash at the campsite. The leash is tethered to a thwart when in the canoe and when portaging have the cat inside a small dedicated back-pack (zippered 1/2 way up so the cat looks around) that they carry over their chest (e.g. pointing forward). The only time its free is when he's in their tent for the nite. I can't imagine taking ours either - first tree they see they'll be up it, the trip would be over before it begun.
Markus/Rob w - ya, we're in 'enemy' territory for sure. Just trying to spread the good word and get a few converts to come over from the dark side...
PaPaddler - Next solo trip for sure, lol. Our kids don't like eating fish, they are relatively picky eaters (typical) so dinners were kid-friendly chicken dogs/hamburgers, pasta, grilled sandwiches and pizza.