Originally Posted by David Knapp
Glad you were able to get out Travis! Someone needs to keep all those trout occupied for me until I can come home to visit...
My wife and I stopped by Little River Trading Company on the way home, and they were having an "End of Summer Clearance Sale". As I was walking out I said, "I need to text David and let him know. Oh wait, he is in Colorado."
They had some good stuff on sale for 30% off too. Big Agnes Bags, Pads, Tents, etc. Apparently Big Agnes is changing colors again, and therefore all things must go!
Originally Posted by duckypaddler
Looks like you had a great time catching fish and hanging with your honey
One thing is apparent from your report though - You need to put those grandparents to work more often
, and maybe need to restock your fly box. Also a camera would be nice
I myself have been blessed to spend 5 of the last 8 days in the Park and have been grinning ear to ear
My poor wife was about at her breaking point last night after a long day taking the twins to Johnson City to visit family. Sam was throwing a tantrum for the umpteen time, and she looked over at me like she was going to lose it. I just smiled and grabbed Sam, and told her to take a well deserved break. She jealously looked over at me to which I could only resond, "The Smokies has refreshed my soul, and you need to get up there more with me. I feel like I can pretty much deal with anything right now"
Get back out there soon, you won't regret it. And I can remember my first 5 years of home ownership were filled with tons of projects to improve the house. The next 5 years were filled with projects to minimize upkeep, and to get me more time in the Smokies
Good for you (on getting out and voluntarily giving the wife a break). I have found that such a small gesture can typically eliminate any frustration she may have developed throughout a week of taking care of kids while I am on a business trip. And keep a marriage healthy.
I agree, it is definitely very rejuvenating. And having a wife that enjoys being out there with me is truly a blessing.
My cheap Olympus crapped out on me after my son used it to take about a million pictures of each of his hotwheels, legos, etc. I took my D90, but left it with the wife while I was fishing expecting her to take pictures of whatever. She never even took it out of the case.... I borrowed my inlaws P&S, but was so unimpressed with the picture quality I didn't post any. I am actually searching for a good replacement small camera that has manual control functionality. I may start another thread in a few days about that in the photography section.
I was just looking to get out with my wife and test out some new gear I recently purchased (Osprey Stratos 24), and maybe catch a few fish on the side. I would call it a huge success!