Gone Fishin’…

Well, I’m not going fishing.

But Chuck and Cassidy and Julia (and Matt!) will carry on their 15-year tradition of going fishing while at our weeklong getaway to Lake Tahoe. They will seek out a pier and drop their lines… and then return home with what I suspect will be very fishy fish stories.

Matt, Julia and Cassidy!

So we’re heading out tomorrow morning to bask in the glory of Tahoe BLUE! In addition to fishing, there will be six days of hiking, paddleboarding (maybe?), golfing, running/working out, sunbathing, and biking. And of course ingesting copious amounts of food and enjoying various and sundry adult beverages beginning each evening at 5:01.

Chuck and Mia fishin’ last year. (Mia’s not coming with us this year.) :(

I have some pretty lofty goals to achieve ~ power-lounging and multi-slacking chief among them.

I’ll finally finish reading the good book I’ve got going. I’ ll play some mean games of Words With Friends more frequently than whilst at home. And I’ll nap out on the back deck, should I become so inclined.

Gotta get some transcripts out, so I’m taking my computer. Please beware of excessive blogging on my part. I’ll for sure Facebook Stalk, as I truly believe it’s the most fun, cheapest thrill in which to indulge. And I hope to clean out my email inbox. (I mean, do I really need emails going as far as back as the Bush presidency?) And I may even sneak and buy The National Enquirer (Don’t judge!).

We’ll just hang. We’ll play Catch Phrase, basketball and Spoons. We’ll watch the bumpers rust. We’ll watch the avocados turn brown and the bananas turn mushy. Or maybe not.

But we’ll all be together.

And if I forget my Lady Bic and don’t get around to shaving my peach-fuzz beard and mustache? So be it. And should I gain a few l-b’s as a result of multiple food comas? Oh, well.

Because I’ve gone fishin’…for some great quality family time and serious relaxing.

3 Responses to Gone Fishin’…
  1. Lois Gallway
    July 11, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Nice! Enjoy above all!

  2. Janet
    July 11, 2012 | 6:40 pm

    A well deserved vacation I am sure! Enjoy your family.

  3. Krista
    July 13, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Sounds WONDERFUL…we’re doing the same the first weekend of August. This year Solvang on the central coast with the ENTIRE Cotta family. All 20 of us. A family tradition since the early 80’s. Always a great time to be with people that truly love you and you truly love. AHHHHH summer!!!

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