Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deep Sea Fishing and Pool Progress or Not!

Outdoor Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Let's all go and visit Susan and all of this week's OW participants.
We spent Independence Day weekend in Destin, FL and packed a lot of activities in the 3 days that we were there. One of them was deep sea fishing. Here you will see my nephew, Valiant, who drove 6 hrs. from Port Richey to join us. AJ was already with us since she flew with us from Tampa after the Caribbean cruise. Her mom and step father drove to meet us also but they arrived late so they missed the boat.
AJ really did not want to fish. She said she feels sorry for the fish so she just enjoyed the ride and scenery.

It was a very busy weekend in Destin and we sailed through a lot of resorts, condos and colorful buildings. There were boaters all over.
This is the Emerald Grande right on Destin Harbor.

We used live fish for our bait.
Yes! John is catching one!
Hey! Me too! You know I never realized how hard of a work this is. My arm muscles were aching cranking and reeling that thing up. I was done after 1 fish. LOL!
There's my King mackerel.
Pretty site.
Not a bad catch, huh? They were all King mackerels and they were all over 20 inches long.
And there is the whole gang and all the fish that we all caught. It was an experience but I think I'd rather stay in an air conditioned home blogging. LOL!
And now an update on the pool. They tried to install the turbo slide but unfortuntely, it was facing the wrong way.
The right one where the drop is to the deeper end of the pool has been ordered. Tomorrow, they are installing the brick coping around the pool and on Thursday, they are pouring the cement on the deck. Yipee! I can't wait! I am really getting tired of seeing the dirt outside.
Thanks, Susan, for another fun event. And thank you all for visiting me. I enjoy having you around! Now, let's go see the rest.


Terry said...

Oh wow this was fantastic ,the photos are so beautiful.
I do think your right about the air conditioned room :)
You really did make some sweet memories thank you for sharing.
Blessings of joy to you all.
Have a wonderful rest of the week
Happy Trails

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, They are really going to town on your pool. It looks so refreshing - I just drove home from work and I'm HOT! I agree with you and Terry, I think that I would rather be in an air-conditioned room, too. But I bet the scenery was worth it. ~ Robyn

KBeau said...

Those fish look like some good eating. Hope you got to enjoy them.

Unknown said...

What day/time should we all arrive for the pool party?


Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Christine you went fishing right next to my hometown of PC! Isn't Destin the most stunning beaches and gorgeous emerald green water? Oh my do I ever miss Florida so much. Lucky you!

Your pool is going to be so beautiful. I can't wait to see the result. I know you guys are ready for it with the heat!

Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

Justine said...

Wow, you are a brave woman if you actually went way out into the ocean. And so is AJ! I would be GREEN!

Wow, the pool is coming out fantastic! I can't believe you're even installing a slide!

Justine :o )

Keetha Broyles said...

Gorgeous sky

Gorgeous water

Stinky fish!!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

AJ is so adoreable and you are just as cute as a button. I love the pic of you fishing. It really is hard work. Great catch. Your pool is looking so inviting. I would be in it right now. It is so hot here. They say we are headed for 115 before the weekend. I really dislike this time of year here, but the winters are such a blessing. Great pics. Hugs, Marty

Nicole ~ said...

I am with AJ, I also feel sorry for the fish. But, it looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Your pool is so nice, and I know that you will get a lot of enjoyment from it.


Kat said...

What a great trip! Destin has the most beautiful beaches and water. You did really well fishing! It is alot of work, I'm sure you were exhausted after a day out on the water. Your pool is coming along beautifully, can't wait to see the end result (and I know that you can't either). Have a great week. Kathy

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! OH, what a fun looking fishing trip! Those are some huge fish, too! Did you cook them?
Can't wait to see your pool! It's gonna be beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm so hot right now -- I sure wish I was jumping in that cool pool! Love your pictures of Desten - fun fishing trip.

Blondie's Journal said...


Deep sea fishing looks like a lot of fun!! I'd love to try it. I can't believe all the fish you all caught! Destin looks like a wonderful place to visit. I had never heard of it before.

Your pool is coming along. Before you know it, it will be done. Then you need to stay put for awhile and enjoy it!! ;-)


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine what a lovely trip you all had.. a pool Wow!!! that would be a treat to wake up to every morning... the fish I'm catching are bass and catfish..no king mackrel here..lol.. hugs ~lynne~

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! Isn't Destin just beautiful? That's been a favorite vacation spot of ours for several years now. I love how sweet AJ is...not wanting to hurt the fish! It looks like you had so much fun! Did you eat at the Back Porch? Yum! My grandson loves to feed the gators at Fudpuckers! Can't wait to see the finished pool...so pretty! Hope you are enjoying your week!...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I love Destin, and you look like you had a blast! It is tiring deep sea fishing as those fish can really fight you back! LOL! My aunt and uncle had a condo in Destin, and it was always fun to visit.

Look at your pool! It's so exciting. Can't wait till you can swim in it and get your slide in! OH, boy! That's going to be such fun!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

Unknown said...

Your pool looks great!

I could never go deep sea fishing, I get so seasick! But, it looks like you had a fabulous time!

Anonymous said...

You guys caught a lot of fish :-)So how did you cook it? :-)

The is getting along. I remember the first time I saw it, It was just a big hole in the ground . . . but not anymore :-)

Chandy said...

Christine, I want to try out that pool! And eat all those mackerel with you. Grilled, with tomatoes, green onions and patis! LOL

Oh, my OW entry is at my family blog:


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Loved the pics. Really tho, I would get sea sick, just looking at the waves made me sea sick. I just don't know how people do it. The pool looks awesome. I bet you are going to love it. when it is all complete. We sure do enjoy ours. No slides tho. I have signed up to Follow your BLOG, as I would like to come back and read more. Please stop by and say "hi". I would be honored to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry

janet said...

beautiful pictures and such a beautiful family and what a fantastic fun filled time. Thanks for stopping by, im still working on the stool but soon i should be done.

Claudia said...

Such a great post I almost got sea sick...yahhh im a short hitter when it comes to boats!

Great shots.

Your pool is looking great -- keep us posted!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

How fun, Christine! I haven't gone deep sea fishing in years, mostly because my DH gets seasick. Great catch too! Your pool is coming along grand. Wish I could take a dip!

Tara said...

Well, if you didn't care for the fishing, at least the scenery was beautiful. I don't care to fish either, I'm with AJ, I feel sorry for the fish. The pool is looking great!

Sue said...

Great catch!! Christine,
What a beautiful place to vacation. I know you and the family are looking forward to swimming in your new pool.It looks like it won't be long either.
Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful pool you have...and it will be even better when all finished.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. We have friends who used to winter in Destin. They told us how beautiful it is. Perhaps we should put Destin on our list!

I'm loving the pool updates!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures. Looks like everyone was enjoying the the trip.

Shelia said...

Morning, Christine! I've entered your name in my giveaway!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stefanie said...

what a time fishing, looks like fun, turbo slide, you really need to tell me the company for your pool

Mary Bergfeld said...

It looks like it was a wonderful day.
You are making great progress with the pool. Have a great day.

Four Paws and Co said...

Christine, Your pictures are so amazing!!! Wow! I'm with AJ, I don't like to hurt the fish either... ☺ diane

SmilingSally said...

You and your family are good fishermen! What a catch! Your boat looks super. It's a shame about the slide, but at least it's fixable.

Brenda Pruitt said...

You and me both are tired of seeing the dirt in our yards, it seems! We want things done! I kind of feel sorry for the fish too. I'll eat it happily. Just don't want to be the one who actually catches it. Beautiful photos!

Candy said...

I love seeing your vacation pics. GREAT MEMORIES!!! I was thinking about you the other day...haven't seen you come around and invisioning you floating in that cool water in your back yard...JEALOUS!!! (I'm working thru that;-)
You have been off on adventure.

It's all good,

Candy said...

All miss spellings and other grammical errors due to the drounght and hot temps down here.


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I am so jealous of that fishing! I wanna go!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Congratulations on pulling in that fish! You look great doing it! Beautiful photos. So sorry they sent the wrong slide-what a disappointment. But Wow! Is it going to be fun when they get the right one in! laurie

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