Thursday, June 18, 2020

Family Time

This past weekend was our family's annual pontoon boat trip to Smith Lake. All were present except Jason our son who was working at Roseville Hospital in Calfornia. He is on our minds daily because he and the other hospital personal are treating the many coronavirus patience they see every day. He made the trip with us last year. Hopefully, this virus will be under control by next spring so he can make next year's trip. 
Very little fishing was done on this outing because we wanted to gear the trip for the kids. 
Float tubes pulled behind a ski boat or pontoon boat is a favorite for everyone on the lake. The kids and Dad had a blast riding the wakes made by the pontoon boat and other boats. 
Laelyn landed this bass using crickets but was not having anything to do with releasing it. Big brother, Bryson helped her out with the release. Cash was having nothing to do when the little fish he landed. In fact, he didn't want to even get close to his fish!
 
Cathey and I have lived in Jasper for over 35 years and had never been to Natural Bridge Park, which is about 30 minutes from where we live. The family spent the better part of 3 hours walking the park trail and viewing some awesome rock formations. The kids were really fascinated with the rock bridge, bear scrape, and all the rock hideouts. There was no need for face masks because there were only a few hikers on the trail. Let's hope this virus is over soon and we can all get back to a normal life. 
   

8 comments:

Mark Kautz said...

Hi Bill. Jason is truly one of the hero's. Placer County isn't doing too bad with only 314 cases as of this morning and 190 have already recovered. Says a lot for the doctors and nurses at the hospitals. Hopefully by next Summer this Coronavirus will be under control.
Stay safe.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, there is nothing that can compare then time spent with family. From this post it looks like it was an overwhelming success.

Justin said...

Hi Bill. Treasured family memories are so valuable. Who knows, perhaps it's the start of a lifetime of fishing adventures, like you and me, for one or all of the grandkids.

rivertoprambles said...

Happy summer to you, Bill! Your family get-together looks terrific, and I wish all the best to your son, Jason, too, with thanks for his service at the trenches.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
We still worry about Jason but not as much as months ago when the hospitals didn't have protective clothing and mask to protect them effectively. Now things are improving, especially with the N95 mask. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
We are a very close family and enjoy all the time we spend together. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
I'm so glad that all of our grandchildren are into nature and being outdoors. Our oldest is learning to use the fly rod. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
We will not get to see Jason again until next year because of the virus. We pray he doesn't get the virus. Thanks for the comment