Fishing by Viagra Falls and other things

On Saturday after I ran 5 miles, MacGyver and I put the pups in the car and headed on down to Nokomis.  Typically Boomer would be in the back seat stretched out and Hank would ride in the front because he likes to look out the window but we’ve been trying to break that habit.

hanky

I hate the back seat and I hate you.

Did I mention that I hate you?

Did I mention that I hate you?

We dropped our things off in Nokomis and then MacGyver and I went to Englewood to see his parents.  On the way over we got sidetracked by few garage sales and as we were headed to the very last one we had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting an endangered species.  I quickly jumped out to rescue it but it started peeing all over the place so MacGyver came to rescue.  In case you’re wondering what it was, it was a Gopher Tortoise.

tortoise

We hung out with the parents for a while and then came back to Nokomis and watched a little TV.  The next morning I got up again and ran 5 miles and then we went to Englewood to spend the day with the parents and celebrate Father’s day.  We decided the best way to do that would be a day on the boat.

me

Ready for Tarpon Fishing

I love going out on the boat but it takes a while to get from the canal out to the main channel.  I entertain myself by reading all the boat names.  Most of them are typical like ‘second chance’ or ‘mystic waters’ but my favorite is the ironically titled ‘viagra falls’.

fishing

Ahead on the left ‘Viagra Falls’

The original plan was to head out to Boca Grande Pass to fish for Tarpon but that’s a long way by boat so we went with plan b which was to fish Stump Pass instead but we definitely wanted to try for tarpon.

fishing

We didn’t see any tarpon at all but we did catch some other fish and I was able to spot some Pass Crabs which I netted for the guys.  Pass Crabs are what you use to catch Tarpon.  The guys went fishing again this morning so I hope they are able to use the crabs to catch something.  A tarpon would be nice but I’ll take any kind of fresh fish.

pass crab

This is a pass crab

This morning when I went to run the moon was out.

summer running

It’s summer, time to run.

I was headed out the back gate and I saw something out of the corner of my eye.  I stopped and looked around and just as I thought it was nothing and my eyes were playing tricks on me, a spider crawled out.  I told MacGyver about it when I got home and he said if I only knew how many bugs he had killed inside the house and not told me about I would just die….

seriously?

I will never sleep in that house again without one eye open!

On my run this morning thankfully I saw two bunnies which completely erased the spider from my mind.

bunny

And then as I was finishing my five miles and heading down the trail bridge, I saw a centipede.  I think I read somewhere that these kinds of centipedes are poisonous but I can’t remember where I read it or if it’s even true.

Centipede

You get extra credit if you can tell me what kind of centipede that is or if it’s poisonous.

MacGyver and I are headed home tonite so I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.

Tell me what you did this weekend.

6 thoughts on “Fishing by Viagra Falls and other things

  1. hello! This is my first time coming and commenting on your blog but it’s such a nice blog!
    I’ve seen many centipedes and I heard red ones are poisonous- but every centipede looks poisonous to me! Heard that you need to cut the head off in order to kill one if you dare kill one yourself.

    We had the Xterra Star Fun Trail run race this weekend. It was a great experience!!

    • Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I’ve never been a fan of centipedes, maybe it’s all the legs, I don’t know but they just look wrong. heheh.
      The Xterra Star Fun Trail run race sounds like a ton of fun. I’m jealous. 🙂

  2. I’ve still got a cold from my time in Germany so no running this weekend. I treated myself to American made breakfast, bought a couple of books (lol of course I did), ran errands and put one room in the house back together. One. I am purging and reorganizing.

    I hope I can run soon.

    Cool tortoise!

    • Sending you some healing vibes! I hope you feel better soon and good luck with the binging and purging. I need to do that too but I think the real problem is I need more room…or a third house, LOL

  3. The pics of Hank and the captions are hilarious! That made my day!

    That tortoise is bizarre, here in Canada you would only see one in a zoo! We do see the odd centipede here but I have never seen one like yours, it looks fuzzy like a caterpillar!

    • Hank says he is glad to make your day. He also says if you let him ride in the front seat and beep the horn occasionally he will gladly leave and come live with you. 😉

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