I'm not sure about other fisherman but when I have a horrible day on the water I have to do another trip to wipe it off the books. Saturday was an abysmal day on the water. A thunderstorm hit the night before leaving the river muddy and high. It was the highest I had ever seen it. I was leading a fishing trip and I tried to make the best of it. Too say it was rough is an understatement. To top it off I had a friend drive an hour just to be there. I was going to try teach him how to fly fish and maybe get him on a white bass. The river conditions were too dangerous. Basically he stood on the banks and watched me fish. He was a good sport about the whole thing but I felt bad. The water was so dark and high I figured the fish were deep and hunkered down. I managed a couple fish but I had to really work at it. I almost went to another fishing spot right after just to get this one out of my mind. I needed to get home to put in some family time.
Sunday we went to the NC Zoo. There was a new Dinosaur Exhibit that I wanted to check out. I have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. I can still remember as a kid watching the movie Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. I was always into dinosaur books and finding fossils in the California desert. Even now I enjoy watching the Jurassic Park movies. My daughter has recently been talking about dinosaurs a lot and I was hoping she would be really into them. I was a little afraid these dinosaurs might scare her. They were animatronic and made noises. They also moved a little and provided a special surprise for myself. As we walked through the entrance I could hear the dinosaur sounds in the background. I kept watching my daughters reaction and she did the opposite of what I expected. She ran towards the first dinosaur she saw.