For starters, on April 3, while Bob was in business meetings, I drove about 30 minutes to the Hagerman Nature Reserve. It's purpose is to provide and manage habitat for migratory birds, wildlife, and plants native to this area.
Leaving Denison, I stopped at the highly recommended Lew's BBQ; a tiny shack near a gas station on the edge of town. The chopped beef sandwich did not disappoint and satisfied my appetite until dinner with the group later that evening.
It was still off-season at the resort, so I almost had the pool area to myself. From the top of the tower suites, were expansive views of the lake and surrounding area.
Then it happened! On the last day of the conference, everyone had the choice of going to play golf or go fishing on Lake Texoma. Luckily for me, one of the men from the group had to leave early, leaving open a pre-paid opportunity for me to join the fishing expedition. Bob took off to play golf, and I bundled up to head out on the lake. Texoma is known for it's large striped bass, and as expected, that was the majority of our catch for the day. I did, however, also reel in a big catfish.
I might say, that was almost the best day of lake fishing I've ever had. We had fish biting regularly and all of us took in several nice-sized catch. Nothing beats having someone keep your line baited and taking the fish off the hook for you. (Yes, I used to have to do those things myself.) Unless, it's having that someone also gut and clean your fish and bring it to you all nicely filleted! However frustrating fishing with dad could be at times (with tangled lines or broken bobbers), those memories still fall at the top of my best fishing experiences. And fishing off the gulf at South Padre is definitely a favorite Goodman family fishing trip. Being with family makes everything better! My license is good for one year . . . anyone wanna go fishing?
Spring cleaning was on Bob's agenda prior to the end of April; an appropriate frame of mind following the clean-up and re-dedication of our temple! Power-washing our huge driveway was a multi-day task, but with dramatic results! Thanks, Bob!