Saturday, July 09, 2011

Summer in New England

For those of you who have lived in New England you know that summer does not last very long here but when it is here it is beautiful. A little while back we had highs in the 40s and the next day it was 80 degrees and sunny. Luckily it has stayed that way and we have been able to get out and enjoy it.

We have spent a lot of time on our bikes and exploring the places we have lived lately. We started with a trip to Newport. It was a great day trip. We brought the bikes and loaded the boys up for what we didn't know would be about 18 miles of riding. We really wanted them to experience everything though. We viewed the mansions, went to the cliff walk, flew kites at Brenton Point, toured downtown, and then surfed some waves at the beach. This is where the surfing video comes from. Here are a few more pictures. It was a great day.

On another occasion we decided we wanted to walk out to the outer lighthouse here in Old Saybrook. The lighthouse is famous and featured on the license plates of CT vehicles. After a 2.5 mile ride and a 0.5 mile walk we made it to the light. It was worth it.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

One More Fishing Visdeo

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Miller Boys Fishing

Jack and Everett tried their hand at fishing a few days ago. We grabbed some worms and bobbers and headed down to the lake. I was somewhat worried about whether or not we would catch anything but knew I had seen fish swimming in the lake.

Cast #1: After about 10 minutes of getting set up and getting Everett's rod rigged up he walked up and cast it right into a tree. Hook, line, and sinker...all gone. Oh well, on to the next cast:

Cast #2: After another 10 minutes of re-rigging Everett's pole the boys were starting to get restless. After all, we had been at the lake for 20 whole minutes, one cast into a tree and no fish yet. The second cast was a beauty. Everett put it right out there. I told him to wait and turned around to grab my pole. Next thing I knew he was screaming and reeling and landed his first fish.

It never slowed down. Cast after cast brought in a fish and I never did get my line wet. We caught 15 fish that morning with Jack landing the largest one. Here are a few pictures and a video.