As usual when we go to West Virginia to visit my family the kids want to go fishing with Grandpa (my dad). This visit was no different. I think it was actually my dad's idea this time. The fishing poles were thrown into the back of the van along with my dad's fishing vest, bait was bought, and off we went.
We went down Back Fork and found a good spot alongside the Elk River. I love taking the kids to all these places, because I grew up fishing these rivers and playing in them, so there are a lot of fond memories for me there. I enjoy the thought of my children having their own pleasant memories at the same places.
Here's Grandpa getting the poles ready.
Haley fishing away.
Haley, Grandpa, and Parker all fishing. They kept Grandpa busy throwing lines out, baiting hooks, getting lines unstuck, etc. LOL
Parker beginning to lose interest as Haley fishes.
Haley and Grandpa continue to fish............
as Parker checks out the bait - mealworms.
Parker walking along with his pole. He was dangerous with that thing! I think he nearly hooked us all in the face. Hehe. Luckily no one was injured.
Grandpa and kids decide to move to a different spot since no fish were being caught (or even seen - LOL).
No fish were spotted here either - they didn't get a single bite - and Parker quickly lost interest again and discovered the rocks....................
and the fact that they make big splashes!!
Haley lost interest shortly after the rocks were discovered. Grandpa fled the scene so he wouldn't get wet, and Daddy joined in the fun. I sat far away with my dad. LOL
So there's the day spent with Grandpa fishing in the Elk River. Not a single fish was caught; not a single fish was seen; absolutely nothing got hold of the bait and hooks; but when I asked the kids on the ride back to South Carolina what their favorite part of their visit to West Virginia was their answer was fishing with Grandpa. : )
All photos taken by me with my Canon Powershot S5IS camera. And yeah, I went overboard. I know. LOL