Clint has wanted a new boat for a while... years actually! But, we wanted to wait until a good one came along that met our needs. Clint did a ton of research and watched the ads religiously. Then this boat came along and we met the people at the Gates of the Mountains to try it out. When Clint took me on this "test drive", I realized what I had been missing. Yes, our old boat was PERFECT for us for many years and served it's purpose. But, one ride in this boat, and I was sold! There was so much more room in it and it goes really fast. :)
Well, once we got it we had to get it licensed and such, so that all took a little time. Then we took it out on the River to make sure it was good to go before we headed all the way up to Dupuyer. After that, we got to take it out on it's first fishing trip!
We went up to Dupuyer again since the fishing was so awesome. This time Kimber was feeling a little under the weather, but with some ibuprofen and Tylenol she was good to go!
As you can see there is so much more open space on this boat. We brought the kid's little seats and Kimber snuggled in to watch all of us fishing.
My two fishermen!
Dane is getting quite good at fishing. On this trip he got to where he would bait his own hook, take the fish off the hook, etc. He did get it tangled occasionally (or more than occasionally...), and that always took a little of Daddy's help to get undone.
Even Kimber got her own fishing pole for this trip and she enjoyed a little "fishing" as well.
Only her fish was a little less exciting once she got it on board!
Because of the fact that our new boat is a lot faster, we got to go around the lake and explore a little. Here are some sandhill cranes and geese.
All in all it was a really great trip. Last weekend we went up to the cabin for a work weekend. Clint did a ton of painting, I did a ton of kid wrangling... and painting when I could! Then in the afternoons we went down to the lake, swam and caught crawdads. Fun was had by all. But, we forgot the camera battery, so you will have to use your imagination!