Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Times in Heber Springs

Last weekend, Betsy and I headed to Heber Springs, Arkansas to spend some quality time with my parents, my younger brother and their super-dog, Bumper. It was Dad’s birthday, which made the visit more special, and we had the usual good time hanging out with the family at the cabin on the Little Red River.

We also lucked out and got a favorable generation window – probably the first such window since November. That allowed my Dad and me to spend several hours on the river on Friday and Saturday, casting streamers and nymphs to some very willing and very hungry trout.

While no trophies were caught, we had a great time fooling a large number of fish. In fact, the fishing was almost as enjoyable as the company. It’s always good to see Mom, Dad, Tim and Bumper. The following photos are some random shots of the trip. Hope you enjoy.

The swan pond only had one lonely swan (it's loaded with them throughout the winter).

Ducks on the pond.

A nuthatch which stood still long enough for me to snap a quick shot.

Betsy and Bumper and the stick.

Birthday Boy cleans up his fly-fishing stuff after a day on the water.

Mom and Betsy chat by the fire.

Bumper found this while on a walk. I hope it was a deer.