Adventure Challenge – Day 18: Fishing on Father’s Day

Fishing on Father’s Day seemed like an appropriate adventure for today. Last year was a rough year. My step-dad was diagnosed with throat cancer and he was very sick while he went through treatment. We weren’t very close when I was growing up as many step situations are. Once he got cancer though, things changed. He changed and I changed; both for the better. After a rough road, he finally beat cancer. Last year for Father’s Day he was too sick to really enjoy anything. This year, I decided to take him out.

I popped a surprise shopping trip on him. We went to a sporting store and bought fishing poles. He has many, but he wanted a new one. I bought one for my own lil’ man. Then my step-dad took me shopping for guns. I’ve been wanting a new one for awhile but don’t know enough about the differences to get the “right” one. With that settled, we picked up my mom and my lil’ man and headed to the reservoir.

My step-dad and son sat on the dock fishing together. Dad explained how to bait the hook, throw the line, take out the slack, and to reel in the fish. Lil’ man caught 7 small perch. Not bad for a first trip! It was a lot of fun and reminds me of my country roots and how much I love coming home.

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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