When the weather is nice we love to get outside, and while we love golfing, activities that Pork and Beans can enjoy with us are even better. We got eachother mountain bikes for Valentine’s Day this year, and now my boyfriend has been starting to get into fishing. On nice days we like to do one or both of these things. It is a great way to take advantage of the fact that we live in the suburbs, and this is available practically in our backyard.
Last weekend we started our day fishing on the Farmington river. I was prepared with some wine in a tervis tumbler and P&B’s leashes tied to my chair, while my Boyfriend stood on a rock and cast. Even though he didn’t catch anything, it was great to sit outside in the sun and read a book. There are lots of fishing spots along the river, but the one we like the most is right off of Route 44 and Wickett St. because there is plenty of room to sit around the river there. The best bait and tackle shop we have found so far is UpCountry Sportfishing which is right on Route 44 also. The staff is very knowledgeable and will make sure you are set up for the day of fishing (they also have a list of restaurants/bars in the area if you decide to make a night of it)! P&B get very concerned about their dad standing in the water, but eventually calm down and love laying around watching.
Apparently we were feeling extra adventurous and topped the day off with a mountain biking trip to the reservoir. Unfortunately P&B can’t come biking because they are not trained to stay around off the leash and Beans is afraid of bikes. We went to reservoir #5 off of route 44 and tried to follow as much un-paved trail as possible (although I am a beginner mountain biker). The trail map can be found here. It is a great workout and on a nice day can be so much fun!
Hoping this weather stays so we can spend more time outside!