Email from step mom:
Just wanted to let you know that your Dad & I are heading down to the cabin Sunday or Monday November 7/8 and will not be home until the weekend after Thanksgiving. Deer season starts on the 13th and lasts till 23rd.... Your Dad is going to collect deer hides from the guys down there for the Elks National Veterans Service Commission. The Elks pay to have them tanned and sent through-out the VA Health Care System for recreational & occupational therapy. I made up flyers to put around Cedar Creek. It's going to be interesting to see how many is donated. We are going to set up some kind of drop off box at the entrance on "OO" so the guys can just roll up & put the hides in plastic bags. Your Dad is going to check it daily & put the hides in the freezer out back of the cabin.... At least that's our plan for now.... All of our Love xxxooo Dad & Julie
FRYING UP THE FISH IN THE OL' FRY DADDY!!! YUMMY!!!
You haven't experienced life until you've been "juggin'" to catch fish. My Dad loves to go out about sunset and throw 17 jugs (not 16 or 18 but 17) in different coves and then we get up at the crack of dawn the next morning and "run the jugs". That means we have to go and find them b/c some will have a big fish on them and swim half way across the lake. As you can see in the pics we caught a huge gar which had done just that. My Dad doesn't like those gars b/c they eat their weight in fish daily so when he catches one then he has to cut their beak off...it's quite the ordeal. We ended up catching a big catfish though and had ourselves a yummy fish fry that night. In case you're wondering, yes my Dad's nickname is Boar. He's as crazy as a wild boar hence the name. :)