Here Fishy, Fishy...

Happy Monday and Happy August to all of you!

Because today is the first day of August that means it's time for African Aspirations, however, I decided to push that back a day so I could tell all of you about my fishing trip on the Rappahanock River this weekend!

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and left the house by 5:45 am! We were on the water by 7:00 and though I would have loved to sleep in that morning, it was gorgeous being out so early.

My idea of "fishing" usually consists of fishing a little bit, and then heading up to the bow to lay out and read for a while.  Saturday was no different, however, I stopped fishing altogether after about ten minutes.  My favorite thing to do in the world is be on the boat, so I spent my day lounging up on the bow (which has always been my spot), chit-chatting with the guys, and just basking in the sun!

My short fishing stint

RLE & Allie

the guys

The fish weren't biting at our first spot, so we decided to try somewhere else.  I headed up to the bow and enjoyed the cruise!

The weather was gorgeous: blue skies and a nice breeze

My favorite spot on the boat!

getting the lines ready at our next spot!

Turns out we didn't have much luck there either, so we headed somewhere else...

our captain for the day!

An important part of fishing is patience and we certainly had that...


RLE, RLE, Daddy

After awhile, I was beginning to think we were going to go home empty handed.  My dad finally caught something, though...a CRAB, only he was missing two legs!  We teased him that the only thing he could catch was a handicapped crab.

Our luck, eventually changed, though..

the guys caught 5 or 6 perch in a row!

Daddy & Allie

However, our good luck sadly did not last long.  At about 1 pm, when the breeze vanished, we decided to call it a day.

As we were leaving, we called my mom to let her know we were on the way home.  She excitedly asked "Are y'all bringing a cooler full of fish home?"  We had to tell her that it was in fact, a bad day of fishing.  I think this Billy Currington song, "A Bad Day of Fishing Beats a Good Day of Anything Else" should be our theme song for the day:

Have you ever had a bad day of fishin'?  How was your weekend?


  1. You sound just like me - I will fish for maybe ten minutes and then I get bored. Even though you didn't catch coolers full of fish, it still sounds like you had a great trip!! And you are too cute - what an adorable pic of you in your favorite spot!

    PS. I LOVE THE TWISTY STRAW TUMBLER you posted on my blog!! I think I may just have to order it... :)

  2. Looks like a blast! I heart boating too, which is exactly what I neeeed to move to the beach!!

  3. I only fish from the shore! You know me and anything that moves- motion sickness galore! Sometimes I wish I could be a boat person but that'll never happen without about 20 Dramamine! Your "spot" looks heavenly though!

  4. Confession-I've never gone fishing! I really need to.

  5. I love going fishing...I need to find a boy that will take me. I have never had a bad day fishing. And, I don't think there is such a thing unless you absolutely need those fishy to be a meal that night! HA!

  6. Now thats my knida of fishing... looks like it was a great day! xo HHL

  7. looks like a great day to be on a boat fishing. ouch 5:45am is definitely early but worth it every once in awhile for something really fantastic

  8. You look gorgeous on that boat! :)

  9. What fun and aren't you cute! I love fishing!

  10. would love to be laying out on the bow of a boat right now!

  11. What a fun day on the water! My dad is a big fisherman, and I like being on the boat, but I need to bring a book too :) Soak up summer while you can! xoxo

  12. That looks like so much fun, I love being out on the water!

  13. That's my kind of fishing trip, too!

  14. As long as I get some rays I don't care about the fish haha!
    I just love being out on a boat in the sun!!

  15. I have been fishing one time and I broke my grandfather's new rod. And no one has been willing to take me since.
    Looks like a fun Saturday morning. And you got home in time to take a nap to make up for getting up so early

  16. You look so cute in your pictures! Glad you had a wonderful time :) xoxo

  17. At least you got to get some sunshine, Allie! I want to go fishing even if I don't catch anything!

  18. Ahh... I just love being on a boat! Fishing or not, it's great fun being on the water :)


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