Gone Fishin’

It was a beautiful day on the Oneida Lake: cool weather, clear skies, radiant sun shining down on blue rolling waves. Mom, Dad, Charles, and I went fishing with a friend, Bill, from the church who has his own boat and fishing tackle and LOVES to fish and take people fishing.

We were on the water by 9:30 a.m., and we fished until about 1:30 p.m. Everyone was catching fish except me. Walleye, pickerel, and sun fish at every 3rd of 4th cast for everyone except Christel. =( I got a few bites, but never anything substantial. Finally, in the late midmorning, I caught my first pickerel, one big enough to keep and eat. I ended up catching two more during the rest of the day, but they were small, so we threw them back. Continue reading “Gone Fishin’”

Summer Fun Has Begun!

Charles and I (and my two sisters) have been home with my parents in Baldwinsville, New York for two weeks now. The jet lag has finally worn off, and we’re beginning to re-acclimate to American culture. We’ve done some shopping which is always a fun thing to come home to (you mean I can buy clothing my size here?!). We’ve also gone on some outings and had friends visiting. My best friend, Sarah, came for a week-long visit, and my sister’s boyfriend also came for a few days. Here are some of the highlights of the summer so far. Continue reading “Summer Fun Has Begun!”