Last weekend we had a warm 30-something day, so my 2nd grader and I took a little stroll down to the big lake in town. We wanted to capture some genuine ice fishing pictures, grumpy old men and all, just for you.
These are the snowboots I should have been wearing. Sadly, they were back at home in the mud room.
This is the dock from which I would have taken the ice fishing pictures, had I been wearing my snowboots. As you can see it was way too snowy to attempt in my tennis shoes. So you’ll have to settle for just a few shots from a distance with my zoom.
This mom was dragging a sled full of tots across the lake to a settlement of ice houses on the south-west side of the island. Notice the trucks and cars parked on the lake. Please don’t try this in Oklahoma, dear ones.
That green UFO is a kite. Someone was snow-kite-boarding on the lake, too. Maybe it was the grumpy old man who would’ve been in the photos I didn’t take, but I kind of doubt it.
For an actual up-close look at my firsthand experience with ice fishing, check out this post from a few years back. It’s really not about catching fish, and that post has no grumpy old men either. But I think you’ll like it anyway.
Stay warm, friends!