Thursday, June 7, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 4 - “Beyond the Blog”



Armchair BEA Day 4 - “Beyond the Blog”

“If none of these apply we'd love for you to share a fun aspect about your blog or life that may be completely separate from books!”

I love taking pictures so here are some photos of my recent vacation to Ortonville, Minnesota.  I had lots of fun fishing and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery up there:

 This is a clam that my dad caught and then released, I named it Cletus.  :)

An oddly symmetrical frog that I found outside one day.

 There's lots of giant rocks around in the wildlife refuge because the area used to be full of glaciers.

 This was a great fishing spot.

Here's a picture of me and the 20th bullhead that I caught at the spot pictured above on the first day we were there. :)


 Midnite patrolling the upstairs of the house.

 Best pancakes ever from Denny's - they consist of bacon, pecans, banana, and peanut butter.  (They were very good.)

 Thrift store finds: 2 pairs of earrings, a copy of a movie edition of Addams Family Values, and an adorable beanie baby we named Herman (we keep him on the exercise bike now as a coach :)

Two for One Fish Special :)
This was definitely the best fishing day ever/also the best fishing story ever.  If you look you can see that the bullhead is what I hooked first and the northern just kind of went along for the ride (it's not hooked at all, it just bit the line and held on.)

22 comments:

  1. What lovely pictures! The fishing looks fun! *Waves at adorable pic of you* and the dog! So cute!

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    1. Thanks :)

      We did have a great time fishing. *waves back* yeah, I love taking pictures of Midnite because he knows how to be adorable.

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  2. You're a master fisherwoman, woman! XD And those pictures are so awesome! :) Can I haz some pancakes, please?


    Happy Day Four of Armchair BEA to you!
    My Armchair BEA Day Four entry

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    1. Yes, I was a fishing machine this trip. :) Thanks, I like taking as many pictures as possible while on vacation (and to prove some of my stories true.) Well if I could I would definitely share those pancakes with the entire world. :) :)

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  3. Great pictures! My husband does a photography blog you should stop by it photosbydlmcgeen.com

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    1. Thanks, that's cool I have always liked pictures and photography too. :)

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  4. Wow on that fish! I love doing photography, too. I'm not very good..but SO fun!

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    1. Thanks I don't know if I'll ever beat this fish story (I'm just glad that I have photographic proof.) :)

      Yeah I'm not the best at understanding a lot of photography, I just try to have fun with it too.

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  5. Nice photos! I don't think I have ever seen a clam that huge.

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    1. Thanks, I don't think I've ever seen a clam that big either (it was fished out of the Minnesota River so it makes me wonder what else is in there.)

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  6. LOl at Beanie Babies.. remember when they were all the rage?!
    Here's my day 4 post.

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    1. Yeah, my younger self was all about Beanie Babies for awhile. :)

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  7. Great pictures! My beyond the blog is about my photography too :)

    Great fishing photos!

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    1. Thanks, that's cool, I'll have to check it out.

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  8. What a catch! We only have little clams here and there are fewer and fewer of them:(

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    1. Thanks, it was quite the week. I was surprised that my dad caught a clam at all since we were in Minnesota. :)

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  9. New to your blog here! It is so great to see this post - I love seeing what bloggers are like behind the screen and books. Fantastic :)

    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. :) Glad you like the pictures, I tried to show a little bit of everything I did on vacation.

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  10. Looks like you had an awesome time! I'm glad you guys let Cletus go. Happy clam. Tattooed Books

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    1. Yeah it was a very fun time. Yes happy clam indeed, we were just surprised to see such a large clam (we thought it was a turtle at first.) I for one didn't know clams that large lived in the Minnesota River. We usually catch and release too especially when we're dock fishing.

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  11. Living in Minnesota looks like fun! I love spending time outdoors, too, especially in summer.

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    1. We were on vacation in Minnesota and it is a really nice place (my parents have a small vacation house in a small town). Yeah it was perfect weather to be outdoors. :)

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