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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Craw Fishing Adventure at Tomlinson Run Stream

Hubby always tells the kids that when he was a kid, he used to catch  craw fish whenever his Dad would take him in the river.  I was the same way, we always  catch crabs in the river when I was  growing up.
We found some live shells, this is the first my kids seen  them alive.  The shells reminds me of my life back then, we used to  gather this and  cooked them.  We put the shells back after  I took a photo of them.  We found so many craw fish swimming around so we started to catch them. 
At first, I showed him how to catch  them.  MY husband found some  bait containers which  helped us in catching the craw fish.  Catching the craw fish brought the youth in me, I felt like a kid again lol.
It's funny that both of them fell  and got so muddy but they just laughed it off.
Both hubby and I were surprised of how much enjoyment the kids had  with this simple activity.  
We caught almost  40 pieces of good size  craw fish that day.  You might ask what we did  with them, well, you'll find out soon hehehe.  Below are some  mother and daughter photo opp before finally leaving the place.
It was a fun-filled weekend for us.  The kids got to enjoy what me and hubby enjoyed as a kid.  They  appreciate nature even more.  It's just sad that  most of the kids nowadays don't even enjoy what the nature has to offer.  
My daughter  told her classmates what did during the weekend and she said that they don't really care and not interested with that kind of stuff.  I told her not to be bummed out about it as not all  people think the same or appreciate the same things.  Some just  enjoy gadgets  and others enjoy simple things, just like we do.  I also told her that  the activity that we did is healthy for all of us.
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31 travelers' comments:

Olga said...

That looks like fun! I myself have never done that before but it is something that I would love to be able to do with my family.

Shela said...

I love the crawfish you caught, they are my favorite! lol

April M. said...

Oh wow! reminded me of how i use to fish with my grandpa during low tide.:)

MikiHope said...

It really is sad that more parents don't take their kids out into nature and just have fun--I'm not sure I would have liked to catch crawfish buty I certainly would have loved splashing in the river (I still would for that matter!)

JoymH said...

I would love the place since crawfish is available for catch! I love crawfish! ANd it's a good thing to know, you can have a free meal for good. I love the pics mommy, you guys totally had so much fun!

Healy Harpster said...

I would love to go to that place and catch fish, craw fish and more! :)

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

How much fun!
I have never done this
It is on my list

Pinx said...

wow! i love the adventure you had. how i wish we can do that. i know there is still a lot to discover here in our place, i would really want my kids to love nature too!

Olga said...

What exactly did you do with the crawfish? Did you steam them or cook them in spices? Uhm... It just occurred to me that I've never eaten crawfish and am not even sure if they're edible. :P

Cyndie said...

Glad you have fun with your kids in the outdoors. Love crawfish!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing, this brings back memories!

Jennifer Williams said...

Okay, I have to come visit. That would be so much fun. I have only seen two craw fish alive where I live and that was when we were on a bike ride and they were lost in the road. We relocated them, I am sure there are more but have no idea where to look. Tell your daughter that she is lucky, most parents today do not do this type of thing and just entertain their kids with video games. You are giving her so many wonderful memories.

jheylo said...

Wow! I love that river. I miss playing in the river stream. You guys got free dinner already hehehhe.

becca said...

if your like my hubby you'll be either eating them or fishing with them

Tingting R. said...

I have always wanted to eat crawfish, but when I learned that they live in mud, it kinda discourage me. But if I will find a resto with really good crawfish recipe, I will try it.

Lainy said...

Ang seksi lang ni Mommy! Standout ang beauty sa mga pics! Parang dalaga lang! It showed in all the pics that the kids had a blast!

April M. said...

Love the crawfish.. they are yummy!

nova hedges said...

Oh..i have never tried crawfish and wish to try one someday... maybe to try catch one at my MIL's creek too.

Marms said...

Oh this is fun! As much as possible we parents want our kids to experience simple adventures like this to cherish when they grow up mare.

Kelli Avery said...

How Fun!!! We always catch Craw fish in our creeks also. My kids enjoy being outside and taking adventures. These are memories that will last a life time!!

Adin B said...

Sometimes or a lot of times, it is those simple family moments that are really fun and precious. I love how you taught them how to catch craw daddies. So awesome! By the look of your photos, I can tell you all had a great time.

lencilicious said...

That really looks like a fun day with your family. I'm glad that you all enjoyed that day.

Jeanne Baney said...

Years ago we were out for a drive with our three kids and found a back road that ended at a river. We got out and spent an hour or two there and the kids had such a blast. They are all now in their 40's and they all remember that day. Each one has revisited the spot, two with their own kids. I brought home a clump of daisy's that bloomed in my yard every summer for years.

Ralph said...

When I think of crawfish, I think of Louisiana as the place to find these mudbugs - nice to know they are also up in WV/PA...I like that they are sweeter than shrimp. I'll assume you had a shellfish feast at a later date. Kids and mud - they all love it, although we lose that love as grown-ups!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never done something like that before. But I did love wandering bushland as a child. Always a great way to make discoveries. Great photos.

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely way to sepend a day with your family! Your kids will always remember those memories

Gene said...

What a fun weekend, even if you got mud on your clothes. I can see it from your children's places that they had fun too.

robin. said...

great memories!!

Kaye F said...

You really had much fun. I wonder if my family and I can have this kind of adventure too.

riz tomacruz said...

is the river near your place?
i wished we could do something like that here. however, we can't for two reasons, one is, water's here too polluted craw fishes can't survive in it. number two, locals would swarm every streams whenever they found there's plenty to catch.

i enjoyed your photos. i remember my mom's "kwentos" catching clams when she was a kid.

leslim0121 said...

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the write-up. Thank you. Very wonderful. :)

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