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A Mighty Fine 4th

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'Twas a mighty fine 4th of July!

 

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Our day began before daylight, as we headed down to our creek for some fishing...I tagged along with Kim's dad Kenny, Kim, Kristoffer, and the two oldest grandsons Karter and Kaden.

The Amish neighbor greeted us...

 


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...as we headed down the road to climb down to the creek.


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A very hazy sunrise over our very weedy soybean field....


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It's wild and woolly getting down there...

 


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...but once you arrive it's magical!

 


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I didn't take a fishing pole at all.  I just wanted to wade in the creek and capture some memories!

 


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The old man's still got it!  Kenny caught the first fish!

 


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Karter with his first catch of the day....

 

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The fish may have been tiny, but it sure brought a big smile to Kaden's face!

 


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Intensity!

 

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Fishing is serious business!

 


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So peaceful and quiet...at least until we arrived!

 


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Looks like a big deer was here just before we arrived...

 


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Another catch!

 


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The giant oryx of Martindale Creek....

 

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Some very tall sycamore trees....

 

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Kaden related to me a unfortunate series of mishaps starting with rocks in his crocs and ending with him wet and muddy.  With a lot of shenanigans in between.  That's Kaden style....

 


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Pretty exciting when you pull one this big out of the creek!

 

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A great blue heron fished here before us....

 


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By the time we reached the bridge...

 


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...the boys were over the fishing....

 

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...and just wanted to play!

 


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But the hardcore fellas were still at it...

 


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I'm over it too and ready to head home.

 

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But what a fantastic morning!

 

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A family cookout at the cabin that evening to top off the holiday celebration.

 

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Dana has made this flag fruit pizza every year since they got married.

 

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I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day!

For sure, 'twas a mighty fine 4th!

 

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