Sunday, June 08, 2014

Fish Hatchery Visit

Yesterday, I took the kids to a fish hatchery about 2 hours south of where we live.  This trip was with Caleb's new Scout group and Jes was supposed to take the kids, but he was called out of town unexpectedly to Dallas.  So, he showed me what to do (I had NO idea what to do with a fishing pole), we packed everything up and off the kids and I went!

They were super excited to possibly catch a fish.  Little did we know that the fish in this pond were huge and we were grossly under prepared.  It didn't really matter because we had such a good time and got to hang out with friends!

Caleb, patiently waiting for a fish to bite.  He actually had one on the hook, but it managed to get away at the last minute.

Piper is my outdoor, get in tune and up close and personal with nature kid, but fishing is just not really her thing.  She was so distracted by everything else and alternated holding the pole and playing with the bugs.  I suppose it's not for everyone.

After we had our fill of fishing, we went indoors to see the sea life and visit the touch tank.  This was Piper's favorite part and had we not been paying close attention to her, I think we would have come home with various sea life in her pockets.

For whatever reason, this turtle loved Caleb.

After cooling off indoors for a bit, we went on to a tour of the fish hatchery.  This was our tour guide.  Let's just say he was very enthusiastic about the topic of breeding, raising and releasing fish.

We had a great time and can't wait to go back again, this time with Jes!

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