28 May 2007

Gone Fishin'

This past Memorial Day weekend was spent 'up north' in Alexandria at the annual fishing trip. I could be wrong, but I believe this is the 11th year I've attended. The participants change every year as some people have other plans, but it's usually the same group of friends +/- a few extras.

This year marked the start of what could be a new tradition: Wine Tasting & Tour. Unlike the winerys the wife and I visited in the pacific northwest, the local establishment allowed you to sample approximately 20 variations free of charge and then showed you how wine is made. Obviously, the hope is to get you to buy a bottle or two (which I gladly did) and everyone is "happy."

Most of my friends have little ones which provided some additional entertainment. From making Smores and wearing them, catching 'fishes' and comparing who caught what, and random games in the lawn like "Pickle in the Middle" with a frisbee about 3' in diameter.

Otherwise, we drank more than usual (but not too much, as we're "too old"), played games, told jokes, laughed at funny things, etc. And no, I didn't catch a single fish - but that's okay. I still had fun anyway.

1 comment:

latt├ęgirl said...

"Too old" indeed. When it takes 3 days to recover from drinking too much, you know you're definitely getting old.