But one guy has a fish story to tell, and I have the pictures to prove it...
We were doing the morning garbage run, when Ruth spotted one of the campers showing off a BIG fish. I went and grabbed the camera for a couple of photos...
This is the guy who actually caught the fish.
Ruth, with the guy who is going to cut it up. Apparently he's the resident expert for filleting the fish.
This one was an 11.5 lb Northern Pike. Apparently this in not an entirely uncommon event here and fish this big are pulled in a couple of times a year. But it is more common to catch ones that are maybe 6 or 7 lbs.
Not quite as busy yesterday. It seemed that most people were out on the lake for the majority of the day. It was yard waste day for the cabin owners and so Ruth sat up at the dump for four hours with a book and made sure people only dropped off organic waste. "The dump" is actually a closed landfill site about a mile away and so all of the garbage has been plowed over with fill. Only allowed to drop off tree branches and leaves and old unpainted wood of any sort.
Nice to receive several compliments from some of the regular campers here as well as a couple of the members of the board of directors. So apparently we're doing a good job and to be honest, we're having fun doing it!
Okay, we entered another travel contest. I know, after the Australia contest fiasco last year we said we wouldn't enter another contest that involved voting. But we did. This contest is only for our facebook fans (which now number 451!) so those of you who aren't interested in facebook don't need to read any further.
This contest is to win a trip to Namibia. The country of Namibia is on the southwest corner of Africa, beside the country of South Africa. We only need to be in the top five to be in the finals, and we're in 7th place already.
Here's the instructions on how to vote...
Go to the following link... http://l.inkto.it/6eli
(I know the link looks suspicious, but it will bring you to a facebook page without any worries.)
While logged in to your facebook account, you need to "Like" the page for the contest. Accept the application, and then you will be brought to a photo that says "Drab Landscape" and you will see five stars to the right of the photo. Click on the fifth star on the far right to award us with five points.
Some of you may be worried about "privacy" issues because when you accept the application it says "Landscape Escape would like to access your public profile, friend list, and likes."
This is totally normal for any facebook application and I've done it many times and never had a problem. First of all, your public profile is public and available to anyone. And I don't care who knows about my friend list or my likes, so I'm not worried about that at all. My personal opinion is that if you're on facebook in the first place you shouldn't be worried about this stuff either.
But each to their own. If you want to help us out by voting every day, great. If not, that's fine too. I don't think it's going to take a lot of effort to make the top five so we're not going to be bugging you all about it every single day.