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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Great Weekend

This past weekend we stayed at my husbands, brother's lake house. We had the best time. Their place is on Watts Bar Lake and the view from their place is beautiful. We didn't even put our boat in the lake though. We fished the Tennesee River which is 3 minutes from their house. We also went to the Clinch River which is about 30 minutes away from the house. We are also about an hour and half away from Gatlinburg. We have a favorite breakfast place there and we almost drove to eat in Gatlinburg one morning but slept too late! This picture was took as it was getting dark from our boat. We love to fish in the afternoons up until dark or after. We are not early risers so this works out great for us. It is way too hot during middle of the day to be out on a boat so we take advantage of this time to eat some good meals and relax. I love this kind of fishing! We eat at good restaurants and then are blessed to stay at their lake house. What more would you want?

This fish that Randy is holding is what we are after. It is a Striper. The only thing is....we want his daddy! 13 years ago Randy caught a 40 lb. & a 36 lb. Striper on the Clinch River. We have them on our wall. So we were anxious to go back. Now you talk about fun! These fish are fighters! But this one is just a baby!
Now look what I found......no, not a striper but a 7 lb Drum.
This was so much fun to catch. He was so big! I was the Drum Queen this weekend and Randy was the Catfish King! I caught the biggest fish and he caught the most.

He caught this drum after I caught mine. His weighed about 6 lbs.
We are having so much fun fishing. There is not any sewing going on right now but I am having a ball with my sweet honey! We love to get away from all of the work here at home and get away from the phones. We had so much fun this weekend. Fishing was fun but we actually got some much needed rest too. Sunday we did get up early and fish in the morning. When we got back we just relaxed the whole afternoon. We didn't even leave until about 9 p.m. Neither of us wanted to leave! Their lakehouse is so nice and peaceful. It meant a lot to us to have a place to stay that you know is nice and clean. Thank you so much to my Brother in law & Sister in law!

9 comments:

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

Your picture of the sun setting caught my eye. beautiful

Alice Grace said...

Oh my! What huge fish! I am so glad you had a good and restful weekend! The sunset is beautiful on the Tennessee!

Mildred said...

I have missed you and hoped that you were just getting a chance to go fishing! I'm glad I was right and that you had such a nice, relaxing place.

Needled Mom said...

I can almost feel the tug on my line as I read your post. It looks and sounds like the house was a dream stay for you guys. I'm glad that you had such a great wekend.

Faye said...

WoW Valarie, what a big fish!The sunset was beautiful.I am so glad you had a great weekend! Blessings!

Allie said...

Looks like a GREAT weekend!

Connie W said...

I'm amazed at all these large fish that you and hubby catch. You make it look like lots of fun, but I'll admit I'm not the fishing-type-of-gal; I'm just not very out-doorsy, call me an indoor-girl. Getting away to do your favorite things can recharge your batteries and the sewing will be there waiting when the time for it comes. Hugs.

amandajean said...

looks like a GREAT weekend! the photo of the lake is just gorgeous!

Sherry said...

Do you guys eat drum fish where you are? My brother used to catch them and get the little rocks out of their heads. Daddy always told me you can't eat drum, but I saw a place on tv the other day and their main item was drum. Just curious?

Your so lucky to be spending so much time with your husband!!