Saturday, April 23, 2011
Marriage Vows And Carp
Yesterday afternoon, carp numbers eighteen and nineteen came to hand. One fell for the Mysis Shrimp - the other for the Curvy Crazy Charlie in white and silver.
Today, Carol and I are to marry at 11 o'clock. At 8 o'clock this morning I had carp number twenty of this season on the reel.... courtesy of the Mysis Shrimp. About thirty minutes later, number twenty-one and I said hello, and, yes it was the Mysis that did the dirty work.
Carol and I have known each other for forty years and we are indeed best friends. So, it is past time to make our relationship "official" and get hitched and stitched.
Now, for a honeymoon... it was Carol, not me, that suggested camping at our beloved Blue River. I swear to you this is the absolute truth - it was Carol's idea. Of course I hopped on that suggestion like a duck on a June bug.
But, we had nearby storms last night and the sky is threatening today. Our camp-out honeymoon trip will be delayed. Sunday and Monday also looks stormy, but we both have a week off and we'll get to Blue sometime this week.
I am so very thankful that both of us share a lifetime love for the outdoors.
Since we can't get to the river Blue and start the honeymoon, we made other plans. Carol loves Red Lobster and I like Bass Pro, so a trip to Oklahoma City, leaving our rural settlement behind, will be made after the ceremony.
I do need to get some more material to tie more Crazy Charlie's and Mysis Shrimp.
Preacher just called and he's getting ready. Guess I better get out of these waders.