Thanks for all of the very nice comments! My boy is not into the fishing (& I don't puch him) as much as I am, he simply enjoys the outdoors. This is fine by me because, the more I get out exploring, the more I find that I am just the same.
He bought a book of waterfalls in the Smokies and is already planning our next trip. He also wants to go hiking in Yellowstone next year...we'll see.