Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ducks, Fish, and ice cream

Enjoying the lake

Since we have been on a duck feeding frenzy this summer and the girls have loved every min. of it, I decided to take them to a favorite place of mine growing up. One of my favorite memories of growing up was going with my grandparents to lay down off the bridge and play "catch the carp." I love throwing the bread in to them and watching them fight for it. When I was really brave I would let them suck on my fingers. Fun Fun.. So, I called my grandparents up and we set the date.. Today we took the girls out to Lake Joe Pool and let them have some fun. The best part is they really apparently didn't remember what a TRUE lake looked like. Yes, we go across Mountain Creek Lake quiet a bit but 1) we are in a car and 2) we drive over it so they don't get the large feeling of it. lol Today they were amazed at all the fish, ducks, catfish (which apparently aren't in the same fish category), boats, jet skis and dead fish on the wall. When we got there the ducks noticed the car right away and came running (well duck running) as fast as they could. (you think they are spoiled??) They met us at the edge of the grass waiting for the fun to begin. Soon we went to the special duck/fish feeding area they now have set up (no more laying on the bridge) and the girls got to watch the Carp and ducks fight for food. They had a blast with this and we soon went through all our bread and it was getting warm. So we walked around some more and found a indoor fishing place that had some nice fans and no sun =) We watched the brim, and minnows, and found a crane trying to catch either his late breakfast or early lunch. Soon we were all hungry and headed into the Oasis to get some lunch. Oh ya we also found a beach that E wants to come back to. Looked nice from the distance and nobody was on it..  So, on to lunch... I had completely forgotten that the girls had never been here and didn't prepare them for what was about to come.. We walk in and E breaks down and wants to leave.. WHAT??? This isn't the child I expect this from.. While I was trying to find out whats wrong (once I looked around I figured it out but wanted her to tell me) she kept telling me it stunk.. well it did have a smell but that usually doesn't bother her and it only smelled like lake restaurant. Finally I take her over to where we could sit and watch the boats and she got better. Apparently she isn't a fan of the large dead fish staring at her on the walls. K thought these were really cool and wanted to touch them.  So we eat lunch, visit the store, have some ice cream, and saw more fish food.. So we get some food and start feeding the fish again.. Only this time we could have made these fish LUNCH! Nice large Catfish... (looked good if only I ate fish) The girls loved the fish and its all they talked about on the way home. All in all they had a great day and a memory I hope they will treasure. 
K getting the ducks together

Here they come


From ducks... Hey guys she has the gold!

Mawmaw and the girls with the fish

Pawpaw and the girls making sure everyone gets fed.


Miss K and her new hat

K likes to feed the ducks better then the fish

E feeding the fish

Look of determination. 

Watching the crane

Still watching... 

MMMMM ice cream!!

Can we have this one


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