Saturdays in my book are almost always reserved for fishing. There are a few exceptions however and two people in this world (my daughters) get veto power over my planned fishing excursions. Admittedly I may be terrible at relationships but my kids are downright awesome. We always try to plan at least one whoop dee do in summer to celebrate this awesomeness as well as wreck one or two of my fishing Saturdays.
Rather than do my usual bla bla write-up I decided to toss together a video montage of sorts. Just a few tidbits here and there from our trip to Elitch Gardens. It has been a while since I have been here and they tricked me thinking that we were going fishing.
(Apologies for the few bad sound splices on the outdated mix track.)
Concession prices were a shade below extortion but this is pretty much what I expected. Still managed to get a beer and some food after paying for tickets getting into the place. The kids had a great time and that makes it all worthwhile. Please know that I was only crazy enough to pay for one beer and the designated driver was in full deployment on the way home. After all...the 10-year old has to learn how to drive sometime.
Another thing that I noticed is that nearly every person above the age of 10 had to do an update\check-in maneuver of some time on their cell phone immediately after getting off of a ride. While waiting in line for rides they would check in at 5-minute intervals with friends or simply update a status of some sort in various social network platforms. I can’t help but marvel at how advanced our collective “Borg-like” society has become. It really looks quite fascinating to me and would be more appealing if it didn’t seem like it would cut so much into my fishing time.
I want to say special thanks to the kids for putting up with Dad and his fishing obsession. Normally I spare them any embarrassment and adhere to their many requests not to post about them on my fishing blog but this trip was actually a lot of fun. Hopefully my one or two regular readers are willing to endure a few filler posts when the kids pull out the fish plan veto.
Good luck and good fishing.