Saturday, January 9, 2010
This ice is safe but these fish are not!
Well in the past 24hrs I'm sure it hasn't been too tough to figure out that Lauren and I braved a frozen Wisconsin lake (Monona) for some ice fishing. Actually, it's more like we timidly walked out onto a frozen lake amid numerous brave souls out there fishing, just for the experience.
It was actually the first time that either of us had ever been out on a frozen lake among all those ice fisherman. We had been driving by them and Lauren was really intrigued. I asked her if she'd like to walk out onto the lake and she jumped at it. So, I made the turn, parked the car and about three minutes later we were standing out on the lake.
My toes were the real casualties that day as I kicked away the snow drifts in my canvas shoes to show Lauren the solid ice beneath. She was so adorable with her mixture of wonderment, apprehension and excitement. We took a few pictures and quickly decided that the fifteen degree temperature plus the wind was enough to warrant a hasty return to the car.
No, we didn't actually fish (although we did come upon an abandoned fishing hole which had been drilled). But we did have a fun new experience, albeit quite brief and darn cold!
Posted by Nathanael Lark at 11:27 PM