Our boys had their first introduction to the frosty river. Unfortunately they have not been exposed to many natural bodies of water, and this was their first trip to any river.
Braden was fascinated by the rocks, and I tried really hard to find a few crawdad's for him.
On Sunday we drove over to the Fish Hatchery below the Norfork Dam. They had this scenic catch and release area blocked off for kids. Parents could cast and hook, but the kiddo's had to be the one to reel it in. Mason and I got a little ahead of Blake, Braden and Cindy to get to this spot, and in the gap a two foot long king snake darted out of the woods....chasing a lizard....and then right back across the path. We were all a little on edge the rest of the time.....
Trout fishing has to be one of the most frustrating types of fishing. You can see them in the water and even though you are dangling the bait right in front of them, they don't always bite!
Anytime we left Cindy's house the boys thought we were driving through the Jungle. I couldn't get them to fixate on the forest, but we did see some local wildlife besides the snake.....this baby fox was trotting along the road on our way back from dinner.
This was one of about five deer we saw. Of course Mason was still looking for the lions, tigers and zebras.
Cindy taught Braden how to skip rocks and which ones were perfect for skipping
Saying goodbye to our view of the river. They ran about 2 generators in the afternoon and it was a hard concept for Braden to grasp that he could see the gravel bars in the morning but then it was swift by lunch time.