Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Family Outing

Unfortunate circumstances brought my brother home from California over the weekend. Nonetheless, it was the first time our immediate family was all together since last October. The trip home coincided with Father's Day, so my brothers and I brought our dad to a local stream for a good dose of quality time and fresh air. The lushness of the woods and sounds of the flowing water were good medicine for us all. My brothers, who admittedly don't fish as much as me, happily pitched Rooster Tails into choice pools for sunfish, largemouth bass and, the catch of the day, a feisty rainbow trout. The patriarch of the family was content with bird watching and dipping his feet in the cool stream. It was a couple of hours well spent. The family will be together again in a few weeks for a memorial Wiffle ball tournament that we throw for my late brother each summer. Hopefully we'll be able to sneak out for another outdoor outing then too. 


  1. A nice post.
    I like your dad will just sit along a stream and enjoy all that nature offers.

  2. quality time with the family is priceless. Glad you were ab le to get out.