Sunday, September 18, 2016

Friends and Fishin

We had another busy week in WashPA.  We had a couple of surprise visits with friends at Pine Cove, had dinner with friends, and continued working on a big project on Opus.  Even with all that I got to go fishing for a couple days.
On Saturday I was working on Opus when new neighbors pulled in and began setting up.  They looked like they were new to the whole RV thing and sure enough it was their first overnight stay in their new to them rig.  A bit later Nanc walked around the corner and Rob said I know you.  Turns out he worked at Crown Castle, Nanc's last place of employment.  We ended up spending the evening talking RVing with Rob and Sharon.  They are looking forward to traveling around the country and had many questions.  We assured them there was a bit of a learning curve but they would figure it all out and would definitely enjoy the whole experience.   
Sunday afternoon we got a call from my cousin Missy and her husband Marty who were out for a ride on their Gold Wing motorcycle.  They wanted to know if we were available to talk RVing, as they are planning to buy one and travel the country part time when they retire in the near future.  It was great seeing them and sharing stories about our RV lifestyle. 

On Tuesday we had dinner with our friend Gail, but I failed to take a picture.  We had a great evening getting caught up with what has been going on with her and her family.
On Wednesday we had dinner with Donna, Georgie, Tom and Ed.  It was a fun evening with all of them and listening to music at Al'an Rubens.
One of my favorite things to do when we are here is going fishing at Pymatuning.  This year we got to spend four days at the Sharp's cabin in June and did some fishing.  We have really been busy this time and could only squeeze in a couple days.  Mike and I went to the lake on Thursday and Friday while Nanc and Sherri got together with the ladies for a couple days of dining out, playing games and shopping.   Mike with one of the many catfish we caught.
He sure out fished me, landing way more fish and even landing this stump he snagged without breaking his line.
Mike caught more, but I had the biggest the first day, a nice catfish.
It was a beautiful fall day with an unheard of zero chance of showers at Pymatuning.  We were nearly the only boat on the water.  Isn't this retirement a great thing, fishing during the week while others are working.
A beautiful Pymatuning sunset with a flock of geese swimming through the marina.  We also saw many monarch butterflies heading south.
The next day we were back on the water and catching many more fish.  Mike sure lived up to his name, Captain Catfish.  In two days we landed over 30 fish and every one was a catfish.
While Mike once again caught the most, I got the biggest.  We had a great couple of FUN days at the lake fishing and swapping lies.
We drove back Friday evening and met Nanc and Sherri for dinner at Bacon, Bourbon and Beer.  Since the ladies had been snacking they opted to eat "light".  Sherri loved the chocolate covered bacon with ice cream.  

Our time here is nearing an end but we still have more friends to see and much more to do.  We sure hope we can fit it all in in the next two weeks.


Doing It On the Road(Part II) said...

Perhaps we should call you "Catfish"?

Jan Mains said...

I love the sunset photo of the lake.