Gator huntin and taking pictures of a Johnson, my wild weekend.

Happy Monday to ya. We’re back from Venice and our interesting little mini vacation. I say interesting because it looked like this for most of the time we actually we’re able to get out:

Cloudy and some rain
The rest of the time, it poured rain and that’s the Vacation recap. Goodbye.


It rained all day Friday so MacGyver and I decided to hit up a few estate sales and find some garage sales. The funny thing about going to those kinds of sales when it’s raining is that most people cancel their sales and if they don’t cancel, shit is real cheap. Cheap makes me happy, but it makes MacGyver ecstatic!

My husband is soooo cheap...
After the garage sales, we headed back home and got bored rather quickly. As soon as there was a break in the rain we went out the canal we’re we discovered this guy…

AlligatorGator gets closer
In case you can’t figure that out, and because he’s almost completely submerged, I’ll help you out….IT’S A GATOR! And it decided to move into our canal. So, MacGyver and I did the only thing we could do.

We went gator huntin!

Here’s the thing they don’t tell you on Swamp People, gators are not stupid. As soon as you come near them they go under water and typically they’ll swim away when you come towards them but if they’ve been getting food from humans, then all bets are off. We’ve got a neighbor who feeds them whenever they get into the canal so this one wasn’t afraid but he did escape MacGyver’s bow. This tilapia however, did not.

bow through talapia
Before long, it was getting dark and that’s not the time to hunt gators so we abandoned the hunt. Unfortunately, one tilapia does not a dinner make, so went to dinner at this awesome place:

Plaza MExico
The next morning I pulled up the online edition of the local paper and look what I saw:

Man escapes gator attack
I kept looking for the gator all weekend but not because I wanted to hunt it, because I didn’t want to get eaten!

Oh Snap
The next day MacGyver decided to go fishing even though it was still sporadically raining. I decided to stay home because fishing in the pouring rain doesn’t exactly appeal to me. Guess what happened? Yeah, it didn’t rain. So, MacGyver caught tons of fish and I mowed the entire lawn. See what happened there? MacGyver is obviously a genius.

I was bored again that afternoon so I took pictures of MacGyvers Johnson.


Oh, wait did you think I meant his…….? Shame on you!

I told him what I was doing and he sort of smirked.

Then I said, “After I take pictures of your Johnson, I’ll come over there and pull it for you.”

It cracked me up, but MacGyver said, “I am not participating in your boat porn conversation.”

Obviously, things go awry when I’m bored….

Sunday, we said the hell with the weather and we both went fishing with the dogs in tow.

daddy and the babies fishing

It poured most of the time but I didn’t mind once I started catching fish. Here is our haul for the day.

Mangrove snapper
Those are mangrove snapper. I caught most of them, just thought I’d throw that out there.

After we cleaned up the house and the boat and gave the dogs a bath, it was time to head home. I took Hank outside to go potty one last time before jumping in the car and we got ourselves into a sticky situation.

Tree Frog

Look up over our heads….

Yep, the tree frogs are back.  Oh, joy!

Yep, the tree frogs are back. Oh, joy!

Good times.

And that was the weekend in a nutshell.

What did you do this weekend?

Do you watch Swamp People?

Do you wanna go gator huntin? (I still do even though I’m a little more scared than before.)

10 thoughts on “Gator huntin and taking pictures of a Johnson, my wild weekend.

  1. I think it’s so great that you and your husband spend so much time together doing fun things!
    I would love to go gator watching… not so much the hunting part. What would you do with a gator??

      • Right?!? I love the wisdom and attitude of getting older but sometimes I think “wow, if this is 42 how is 82 gonna be”. Sigh…life lessons. I am still in PT for my alignment and hip issues but sloooooowly getting better. Trying not to get greedy and just accept what the day gives. Take care of yourself.

  2. Gator hunting huh? Not sure I have ever heard of anyone actually doing that before 😛 My other half… me think of a nickname……loves watching river monsters, does that count as a swamp people-like show? Glad you made the most of it!

    • River Monsters is a great show! I actually used to have lots of admiration for the host until I saw him pull in a stingray. It was big but nothing compared to the one I caught and I didn’t complain nearly as much as he did. Now I think he’s sort of a wuss, hehe but it’s still a good show. I’ll work on a nickname, I’m pretty good at that sort of thing… 😉

    • A fishing bow. Looks just like a regular bow and works the same, except the arrow is attached to a reel and you reel it back up after you shoot something. I gotta say, my mans got’s some skills, fo real!

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