Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day - Part Two

After returning home Sunday night from Columbia, we decided to spend Memorial Day (Monday) out on the water. Daron’s friend Don came up from Goldsboro for the day, and the three of us loaded up and went fishing at Lake Raleigh. We took the boy’s two kayaks, and our little fishing boat. Everything was great for about 15 minutes, and then the bottom fell out. Big black clouds hung low overhead, and a torrential downpour soaked everything. Fortunately, I had thought to bring a little red umbrella, so the top half of me was nice and dry. I did have soggy britches for the rest of the day, but it wasn’t bad. Ohhhh, how they mocked me for that umbrella! Even better was watching everyone on the lake head for shore, and pack up. There was one couple especially that was fun to watch- They looked like they might have been early 20’s, and the girl looked like she was dressed up for a day on the Riviera. Big black designer sunglasses, little black sundress. She probably anticipated a day of being rowed around by Prince Charming, and getting some sun in the process. They didn’t last 20 minutes on the lake. He gave her a sweatshirt, and heaved the boat back on the truck all by himself. We nicknamed her Princess. All in all, we didn’t catch anything. Once the downpour passed, it was beautiful. A nice breeze kept things from getting too hot, and it was a very relaxing day. I even got in the kayak! I’m sorry for mocking you, little kayak. You were tons of fun!

I love the above picture because:
A. It's got my favorite fishing buddy in it.
B. In the back, you can faintly make out Princess watching Prince Charming try to figure out how he's going to get the boat out of the back of that truck all by himself. This is pre-downpour, in case you didn't know.

Launching the kayaks... See the black cloud in the background?

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