Wednesday, August 15, 2012
HOW and a family packed weekend.....
chartered a kayak guide for my son on Friday. Well, that was only the beginning of what would be a non-stop weekend of events for me. Friday night was family night, so I treated my wife and son to an evening out to go and watch our first Cirque du Soleil show, this one was Dralion. All I can say is WOW! Those folks have some serious skill.
Tidewater HOW event. We had a handful of veterans joining us this morning, and we wanted to get them on some fish. So I arrived just as the sun was peaking over the trees and headed out to pre-scout the water and locate some fish. Unfortunately, it was right at the peak of the slack tide, so except for the occasional breeze, the water was very still and the morning took on an air or tranquility.
Central VA Chapter. I made it home and loaded up the family and hit the road. We arrived at Sandy River Reservoir a few minutes late, but no real worries since Mother Nature had decided to rain for a bit anyway as we nearing the site. Once the rain passed, we launched with my hero and his grandson. This was only the second time his grandson had ever been in a kayak, but he seems to be making headway and getting the hang of it.
Unfortunately, the outing was cut short by the dinner bell, so we all headed in. Today's meal was provided once again by Charley's Waterfront Cafe. Today's meal consisted of a chicken and sausage fettuccine dish with french bread and fresh watermelon - YUM!!!! I finished off the weekend with another family outing on Sunday - a live concert for my son and wife. I went sort of old school, well for me it was. I took them to see Def Leppard and Poison - my son loved it and asked me the next day....."Daddy, when can we go see that concert again?"
Great times indeed!!!
Be safe out there, tight lines and make time to spend with your own family, whoever they may be in your life!