Thursday, September 27, 2012
Rod and Freeman's Fishing Trip (Photostory)
After being out on the lake most of the day in the boat, Rod decided to cast one more line to see if he could catch one more fish. He was a little disappointed in how little fish he had caught.
Meanwhile, Freeman was taking a break.
He watched his son intently, just so happy to be spending the day with him.
He sits down and takes a look at their catch. Wasn't a lot, but the day had been very special.
"Woo hoo, Dad. This one's for you."
Freeman looks up.
"That's a nice one, son."
"He's trying to get away, but I have news for him. Ain't gonna happen."
"That looks like the biggest catch of the day."
Rod returns to the boat and adds the fish to the others. It is indeed the biggest catch of the day.
"So Dad, are we ready to call it a day?" (Rod)
"Call it a day? I can't let you outdo me, son. I need one more go out there. Let me see if I can't get one just a tad bigger." (Freeman)
"Well, I see you haven't lost that competitive spirit." (Rod)
"I can't be outdone by one of my offspring. At least not without a fight." (Freeman)
Freeman heads back out, one more time.
"Come on. Fishing rod don't fail me now."
There are quite a few real fish swimming around. Let's hope they are biting.
Rod patiently waits as his dad tries to score one more catch of the day. Of course his mind drifts to his sweetheart, Danielle. He's wondering how she's making out with the boys. He hates that he is missing family day.
But he is happy he decided to spend some time with his dad. After the first hour, the tension between them disappeared and it was like old times again. Rod has lots of questions, but he's no longer sure he needs them answered. Maybe they will just move forward
"What's wrong, old man? Fish not biting?" (Rod, jokingly)
"Old man? You're just trying to break my concentration. One must learn to be patient."
"Give it up. We can't stay here all night." (Rod)
Freeman stays out a few minutes longer, then makes his way back, without a fish.
"Well, I guess you are the winner, today." (Freeman)
"I think we both did okay. We'll have to do this again soon." (Rod)
Freeman is all too happy to hear this.
Rod gets up and starts to pick up the cooler.
"Are you leaving the boat here, son?" (Freeman)
"Yes. No one will bother it. This little area is private and there are only a couple of us who fish here." (Rod)
And with that they head back to the cabin, briefly, before heading back to Morristown.