We wanted to give our nephew, Wesley, a good taste of Missouri. But when you’re entertaining guests from Florida, Missouri sort of pales in comparison. Not that I would trade it for Florida, but Floridians are at least as proud of their state as Missourians are of Missouri. So we tried to think of activities that would be a good representation of things that you can’t really do in Florida.
For one thing, you wouldn’t go wading in a stream like this, in Florida. Unless you like being gator bait.
For the same reason, you wouldn’t stand in the river and fish, so that is exactly what we did.
Which brings us to the part where Kinsley catches her first fish. And falls in love.
That look on her face cracks me up every time I see this photo. She was so infatuated with that fish! Just after I took that last photo, the fish squirmed out of her hands and swam to safety. I imagine he told his fishy buddies “You’re never going to believe what just happened to me!”