Monday, July 16, 2007

Day 145 - 07/15/2007

While we were on vacation, an article appeared in the local rag about snakeheads being found in Lake Accotink. So, with that in mind, Larry and I made plans to seek them out today. Of course, it was hot (about 93° or so) and humid and there weren't many places to cast from the bank where there wasn't overgrowth or lots of poison ivy, which meant it was a great idea to bring the kids along. Or so we thought.

We didn't catch anything. Well, not technically: the kids caught a few minnows in their dip nets and D had a bite, but no fish were landed. Dripping with sweat and the kids getting more and more heat stroked, we called it quits.

After we got home, the kids and I decided to go to the pool to cool off. When we got there the parking lot was empty save for a few cars. I love it when the pool is empty (which it typically is as the summer progresses); the high schoolers aren't glomming all over each other and the middle schoolers aren't being awkward. We soon found out why the parking lot was nearly empty: It was closed on account of throwup.


Not to worry, though, it'd reopen in 45 minutes. Well, after about 20 minutes at the playground, we decided to go home. By the time it opened, we'd have only 30 minutes before we had to head home. When we got home the kids ran through the sprinkler for about five minutes before quitting from boredom or maybe it was from the heat -- they even turned down a trip to the snake pit!

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