Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Quick Overnight

Saturday evening Zachary and I went back to Iola, this time to do a little fishing and camp overnight. First we tried our luck on Long Lake, where my parents own some property. No luck there, but our canoe was getting blown around the lake and made things tricky. Later we took the canoe to Graham Lake, and Zachary did catch one, although small and tossed back. The sun was setting and the wind was dying down, much better fishing conditions. After grilling over the fire for dinner, we set up camp for the night back at Long Lake. Our tent has an open screen ceiling and walls and with the stars so bright and clear, we left the rain fly off, so we could enjoy the bright night sky. I have to admit, it is a little creepy to look out of the tent into the blackness and wonder what is looking back. It is funny what a false sense of security a rain fly offers in a thin nylon tent. After a beautiful sunrise, we packed up and headed home. It was a great mini-getaway.

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