When we were still kids, David and I would go to Kemah, Texas and we'd spend the day throwing the cast-net and seeing what we could find. These days, I have just as much fun on these outings as I had when I was fifteen. Also, Deputy Dave catches his own bait for fishing, so this is double good fun. We love fish.
Here is a story with photos during one of our most recent cast-net treasure hunts at the bay.
|Deputy Dave stands on the little pier at the local boat launch|
area and throws his six foot cast-net into the bay (Gulf of Mexico).
|As Deputy Dave begins to bring goodies up in his cast-net, the seagulls|
start to hover and squawk and they get fed and I get pooped on.
|It starts getting to be more fun when goodies like this start appearing.|
|Meanwhile, at the little pier next to us, a family gets ready to go boating and jet skiing.|
|Deputy Dave brings up more fun treasures from the depths.|
|Directly next to us, I see reminders of Hurricane Ike, which had also|
destroyed our home. I decide to again focus on our treasures.
|It won't let go!|
|We caught several crabs, but this cutie deserved the spotlight!|
|Two jet skiing kiddos show up. They can't stand watching from the|
side-lines, they want to help put the caught fish back into
the water and they love taking a close look at the treasures.
|The kids see things like this and start yelling and screaming.|
They are enthusiastic. Deputy Dave barely has enough room to
throw his six-foot cast-net; he's nearly getting pushed off the pier
in the kids' excitement. But, he is sweet and patient.
|All the excitement is too much for the other kids to ignore.|
|WOW. The small pier that had been our little private area to|
enjoy our treasures is now crowded. Everyone wants to see treasure.
|As more people crowd Deputy Dave, he can no longer throw his net.|
Therefore, there are no more treasures to be found. We move on to a new spot.
|Awww...alone at last...for now.|
|When I come home from our treasure hunt, I still feel as if I get to be a big kid.|
Having chickens has brought me incredible joy.
Pretty soon, I'll be searching for eggs daily. Oh eggs, dreamy backyard treasures.