Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Chasing Monsters Away

The best part of the holidays is getting together with family. Turkey day was spent with our daughter and her family. They were with us through Saturday and as always it was time well spent. After lunch Thursday my son-in-law B.T., Bryson and I spent the afternoon touring the shoreline of Beautiful Smith Lake.The fishing on the lake is slow at this time of the year because of the constant draw down of the lake. The lake level now is at 12 feet below full pool.

Friday Pops spent the afternoon with Bryson and Laelyn at two different parks located a few miles from our house. The grandchildren love going to the parks and just being outdoors, when they come to visit. 
Gamble Park is their favorite not because of the playground station; the live creek running through the park really gets the imagination going for a six and four year old. Feeding the small perch and chasing monsters from the creek by Bryson is more fun than playing a video game at home.
Picking up tiny pieces of fish food to throw in the moving water; the small perch would inhale it!!
This creek exploring just wouldn’t be any fun if you didn’t get your shoes and pants wet; oh how Pops loves to go exploring with these guys!!!
 
 

20 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I think that kids playing in a creek is about the same as splashing through puddles after a rain. In kids, I think it's in their genes.

Lester Kish said...

Bill, those kids will turn out just fine as long as they have Grandpa to spend time outdoors with...

Gramps Mel said...

I am 100% behind getting kids outdoors and away from various indoor entertainment centers. Those kids are building memories that I hope they never forget. Great for Grandpa, too. I bet it is interesting to hear about it from their point of view.

Kevin Frank said...

Good stuff, making memories in the outdoors.

Drew LooknFishy said...

Sounds like a great holiday for everyone. Good stuff.

Howard Levett said...

Well done Bill! If I mentioned monsters I'd be in the dog house for the duration.

Walt Franklin said...

Creek play is great play for kids and grandfolks alike. Memories are made for life. Thanks Bill!

Brk Trt said...

Bill thank you so much.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Children just seem to stay dry near a creek--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
I know they will grow up and become outstanding adults, but I worry what the world will look like for their children. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Their parents limit their technology time; which makes more time for the outdoors--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
I agree fond memories!! Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Drew
Holidays are special times for sure--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Kindergarten children have a big imagination when it comes to monsters. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
Days like Friday make me feel good about being a proud grandparent. I try to always have something planned every time they come. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
You are welcome, I know you've been there---thanks for the comment

riverwalker34 said...

I enjoy time with family during the Holidays. Just wished they fished. happy Holidays.

Justin Carfagnini said...

Great stuff, Bill! Looks like a fantastic time spent with family, and really great to see your grand kids enjoying the outdoors!

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
Yes it is all about family during the holidays. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Thanks Justin for stopping by and appreciate the comment.