Years ago Glen wanted to take his grandchildren fishing just like he had taken his own children years before. I must state that his idea of fishing is to visit a trout farm. The original fishing place is now under the water filled Jordonelle Resevoir so he found a new place, a trout farm east of Spring Lake in southern Utah County.
I love this simple place of much green and still waters. We met a couple on our visit who have been coming here to fish for 40 years. Our time has been much less but long enough the I cry when I look at older pictures and realize how quickly all my grands are growing up.
We had some first timers this year, our 2 to 4 year old crowd.
Some have been before and love to go back, beg to go back, and while there enjoy every minute.
Some are young enough that they have to be watched every minute!
It is a favorite place and an ongoing memory.
A bit of paradise not far from the I 15.
Brothers helping brothers.
A family which has grown over the years and has continued to honor Glen in this favorite Father's Day ritual.
It is always fun to watch their faces when they catch a fish.
Grandpa enjoys giving gentle instructions.
Some of those grandchildren are now taller then their grandpa.
Little ones get to form memories with their daddies.
The best dog, so gentle, oversees us all.
The bucket begins to fill as everyone fishes on.
Butterflies flit, dragon flies whoosh by, and time seems to stand still.
Little boys are so happy.
Brothers share time with their sons. Sons enjoy their cousins.
And they fish on.
A little girl is so excited to participate for the first time.
Some are less interested in fishing but love exploring.
And they fish on.
Little sister comes to share her brother's rock.
Mothers also fish.
The best part of this adventure is that they clean the fish!
All 23 of our fish are quickly cleaned. On this Saturday before Father's Day we will return to one son's big backyard where we will cook the fish. I add lemon slices, butter, and fresh herbs to the fish fillets. I wrap them in aluminum foil and bake them in the oven while hot dogs are grilled outside. Something for everyone including corn on the cob, salad, grapes, chips, and watermelon sticks. Dessert will be home baked cookies, their favorites made the night before. The grands will play water games in between eating.
I included a few snacks to help them stay fueled during their fishing morning. The great dog wanted a cracker or two.
I loved this sequence happening as the dads loaded up the cars.
That is one lucky dog!