She is really getting big now. This was Drew's last year of grade school, and now she has entered those magical 11 weeks of summer. My youngest will be with her big sister at the middle school next year, and she seems rather excited about it. They are also looking forward to camp and some trips to the beach and springs.
My Drew, a picture of poise and grace. We tried a new fishing spot last night and she came up with a bet, that if she caught the biggest fish I would buy her a smoothie, but if I caught the biggest fish then she owed me a 15 minute back massage. My wife and I use to bribe them with quarters and set the timer on the oven, while they would walk on our backs. They have since become privy to inflation and the negotiations can be rather difficult now. 5 minutes of walking, 5 minutes of hammer time, and 5 minutes of kneads the dough, can command a 5 dollar smoothie. But its always worth it, if for nothing else, to hear your body referred to as raw baked goods.
We both got a hit and Drew claims 4, but neither one of us was able to close the deal on these Lake Concord bass, so we started exploring the area. We found a park on the other side, and Drew reached deep into her arsenal for some serious poses. There were lanterns in the trees, the fountain lit up and looked like a camp fire in the middle of the lake, and we found a house with a front done in mosaic. It was pretty little spot, a small oasis in the city, and not at all crowded.
The moon is just a couple of days from full, and Drew found a rock wall with no rocks, but with a floor that was heavily cushioned. We didn't catch any fish, and I didn't even mind. I decided to be less serious and enjoy the evening with my daughter. As for the bet, we both went home a couple of skunks, so it will have to ride till next time. Love you Drew, but I'm going to win that massage.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.