But a couple of weeks ago I saw an announcement about a Take-a-kid-ice-fishing event. Take-a-kid fishing (in the summer) is a big thing up here but this taking them ice fishing was a new event. It was to be a whole day event for kids ages 11-15. It did cost $20 a child but they would get to go to a 3 hour class, get a snack, get a rod and tackle box, a $10 gift card, lunch and an afternoon of fishing. I thought that sounded like a pretty good deal.
As it ended up we registered the 3 older kids for the event but then yesterday that guide/organizer called and said they didn't have enough interest so they were going to have to cancel the class section but would still like to take the kids fishing and they would give us our money back. That sounded okay to us - in fact pretty nice. I think the class could have been good but the kids weren't to sad about missing it - what they wanted to do was fish. They still got a pole and tackle box and lunch and an afternoon of fishing. Today we found out that they were the only kids. They didn't mind the extra attention and plenty of help.
The guide and Jonathan cleaned the fish and the guide filleted them all and sent them home with us. They made a delicious supper.
It had been my idea for the kids to go to this event and they were okay with it but not always super excited but they sure came home pretty excited. I am so glad they had a fun day. They said the got a lot of visiting time in with the fishing guides. They seemed like really nice people and it was cool when I figured out that I had done the wedding flowers for the main guy quite a few years back. I love living in a community small enough to allow us to have lots of different connections!
Have you ever gone ice fishing? Is it something that you would like to try? My turn is still coming someday. The kids are urging me to get a license and then we need to get some equipment (like an ice auger anyway) and then we can all go fishing together.