Weekend at the Lake

It is hard to believe it is the end of May already. This year is just flying by! Last year we did not make it out for as much camping as we would have liked, so this year we decided to get a better start. For Memorial Day weekend, we made our way to Morphy Lake State Park. It is a small lake a little over two hours from here. The water level is really low due to lack of snow this winter, but that did not stop people from heading out to fish. The lake was quite crowded every day that we were there.

We set up camp on Friday and spent three nights. We spent the weekend fishing and playing on the boats. The kids caught crawdads and frogs, even some baby fish. It was a great relaxing way to spend the weekend.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to heading out again. Unfortunately, a lot of campgrounds are now closed due to extreme fire danger. Hopefully we will get some good rain soon.

I have some catching up to do on the blog, but since pictures will not load with our poor internet at home, I have to come to town to get it done. It is my goal to get all caught up within the next week or so. I guess late is always better than never!

For now, though, here are some pictures from our weekend. 🙂 Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Nathan was the first to catch a fish!

It was quite muddy, so everything, fish included, ended up brown…

This one was determined to catch the most fish on day 1, which he did. He caught 6.

Camping fish fry!

Nathan loves sleeping in his hammock when we go camping.

Fish On!

April 1st marked the first day of the new fishing season! To celebrate, we ventured over to Fenton Lake to wet some lines. It had been a while since we had been fishing, so everyone was very excited. It was a beautiful day to be outside. A little breezy, but the sun felt great.DSCN0415

Apparently everyone else had the same idea because the lake was really crowded! It is not a very big lake, but apparently it is a popular spot. People were catching fish all over the place!


Despite our best efforts, Nathan was the only one lucky enough to catch a fish!


But Liam did catch a crawdad, so I suppose that counts as a catch, too!


We have fishing licenses, a box full of gear, and a car full of people who love throwing lines in the water, so I think this will be a summer full of fishing for us! Next time we will have to remember to take cinnamon bears, because it is scientifically proven that a person with a cinnamon bear in their mouth is almost guaranteed to catch a fish. Rob and I have tested this theory many times, and it has rarely let us down. 🙂