Every year, Uncle Dick and Aunt Cathy arrange a family fishing trip out of Pt.Lookout. This is the 30th year. And afterward, everyone goes back to their house for a nice BBQ with all the family. And there are a lot of em! This year the fishing segment was not so well attended as in the past. Last year’s trip was a little ummm….eventful. Everyone on the boat spent the day puking. I mean the whole day. Apparently, they went out into the ocean fishing and it was extremely choppy. It was the big boys 1st year going and they were kinda nervous about throwing up. I gave them some tips on what to do if they started feeling sea-sick (look at the horizon, stay outside, etc)and sent them with a change of clothes, just in case. The funny thing was that they and their Uncle Joe were the ONLY ONES who didn’t throw up out of around 30 people on the boat. John was so sick and didn’t get off the rail of the boat the whole time. The boys were laughing at him as he was throwing up. Nice. And Patrick caught a fish, but no one got a picture (even though John had a camera) cause they were all too busy puking. So it is like a real fish story.
Anyway, this year John opted out of the fishing part (hence the boys did not go either) because of last year’s fiasco, but we heard it was not as bad this year. Only one person puked, but not much action on the fish. But a lot of the family made it to the BBQ and we had a great time at that. The kids (big and little) played baseball in the street, there were bagpipes, bicycles, and there were babies, grandparents, cousins galore. We even ran into one of the boys friends from school who lives in the neighboorhood for the summer. I took the boys down to the beach (2 blocks away) for some pictures before it got dark. Then they chased lighting bugs after it did. We didn’t get home til after 10:30pm (Timmy was a real trooper and had a great time, even when tired. He kept asking for "how bout mores birthday party?"). It was great to see everyone. Here are a few of the zillion pictures I took. I think everyone is getting used to me with the camera all the time. I don’t mean they LIKE it or anything, just used to it.