June 17, 2011

Go Fly A Kite - Literally!

As you may have noticed by my lack of posting, commenting, etc... I'm on vacation.  Now I'm not in some remote corner of the world without internet access, but not having access to my computer and sketchy cell service in these bombproof South Florida hurricane shelters houses hasn't made my typical routine all that typical.  But then again, I'm on vacation, so normal blogging and whatnot can probably wait for a few days, right?

Yesterday was the first full day of the getaway (nobody really counts the wasted travel day, do they?) and we spent the morning at the beach.  It was beautiful, albeit a bit windy, but when given wind...one must make the most of it.

After that, we headed home and took some showers and naps.  Or at least I did.  Napping is probably my favorite thing to do on vacation.  Reminds me of when I was in college...mid afternoon naps and no cares in the world.

Come late afternoon, I broke out my travel rod and tossed some bugs in the canal behind the house to try and catch some nuisance fish.  Most were on the small side, but very eager.

There's also some largemouth bass in this canal, but I'm not equipped to do combat with the flies and fly rod I have handy.  I'll switch over to the spinning rod & senkos later this week and see what I can dig up.

To end the first day, K.C. & I left Lilly with the in-laws and went to the movies to see The Hangover Part II.  No, it wasn't the Godfather Part II, or even Empire Strikes Back (a BDW appearance would have been epic), but it was really funny...who cares if it was a raunchier carbon copy of the first one?!?  Want to try to get out to the movies one more time while we're down here.  Anyone see Super 8 yet?

That's it for now.  Not sure what today has in store...probably more napping.  See you round...either here, on Facebook, or on Twitter.


  1. Napping is one of the best simple pleasures in life. Sounds like a great holiday so far. Enjoy.

  2. "Here! Here!" on the napping

  3. And here's a thought. Tie that kite to your fly rod. I suggest at least a 1X tippet and a medium drag setting. That Lamson should do nicely. Be sure to keep your rod tip high.

  4. You flew down to FLA and didn't even want to have lunch with me? Heck, it's only a 7 hour drive to FL from my house. ;) LOL Wave as you fly back over N. GA. :)

    Nice pics of those sunfish. I bet the bass would take a wooly bugger.

  5. Hope Lilly and you guys continue to have a good vacation. You deserve it! Besides, Mike, naps are "in" for us older guys!

  6. Napping is one of my favorite things to do at work also.

  7. So I heard super 8 was awesome. Scary with a good story. I don't even know what its about but was recommended. Check it out?