Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Finally, time to get the pics up, and Blogger agrees!

So, I wanted to put up the pictures of the State Free Fishing Day, (I didn't get any pictures of the day I caught salamanders, more's the pity...), but I thought I would share these.


A fishing group has this huge fish set up as a combination fun house/teaching aid.  Inside, the fish life cycle is painted on the walls.  I didn't get in there, as I was really supposed to be helping out at a different area, but had to take at least ONE pic! 

This was a view at the edge of the lake, not the best view, but there was a line up all the way around the fishing areas, usually with a kid fishing, and an adult either behind or beside them.  Nice day for a family outing!

Smokey was the guest of honor, and he had an escort.  I didn't register why until I saw several small kids going missile directly at knee level, escort encouraged them with a blocking motion, and encouragement that while Smokey liked hugs, he really wanted them to be careful!  (And just a note, Smokey really needs to lay off the honey, he had a MAJOR muffin top going there...)



This was the wooden fishing pool, the kids caught the fish by putting magnet "hooks" in the water, which tagged the bolt on the front of the fish.  Some were catching several at once.  One girl had to be convinced that she couldn't take those fish home, however!

And coming soon, Beeeees! 

9 comments:

  1. Those poor kids, who would have imagined that they would be the bait!

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  2. Cool pictures of a load of fun! Yep, looks like Smokey does need to eat more fish and less honey. I would say the day was a smashing success!

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  3. That's some big fish. Too bad you didn't get inside.

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  4. Do I understand you correctly.... the day with the wild child (and his brother) was different from this day? You mean... you went back??!! Bless you!

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  5. Looks like a fun time!

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  6. Only YOOOOUUU can prevent forest fires. Ahh, childhood. Now, to bring back Schoolhouse Rock.

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  7. Yippee and Yahoo for cooperation from the computer world!

    The fish to climb in is just fabulous. If i ever get a chance, i wouldn't mind getting inside.

    Those costumes that mascots wear are heavy and hot and difficult under the best of circumstances. With kids running at you -- well, the guy inside deserves more than a pat on the back, for certain. Then again, with the kids you watched, so did you!

    It looks like a good time was had by all.

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  8. Hi, all! Well, I am testing to see if I made it to be able to respond to the blogs! Here's hoping!

    Cat

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  9. Oh, and Dreaming? Two different days, one I was assisting with a game during state free fishing day, the other I was trying to rodeo two non fishing kids... !

    Cat

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