Wednesday was overcast and windy. We went to the splash park with Gabe’s buddy Keenan. The City of Dunedin has a wonderful sprayground in the park by the community center that is open to the public and free. Gabe loves it there. There are several interactive water features and a slide.
They played for three hours. Gabe passed out for a late nap on the bike ride home. He is very social and does a good job not being shy when around groups of kids. Sometimes he doesn't realize that he is a little bigger than most of the kids his age.
Thursday we went to the spoil islands in the afternoon to find crabs and play catch. Gabe is getting much better at telling me the names of the islands. Back at home we looked at the nautical chart I have framed on the wall. I showed him the Islands that we frequent and explained that this chart was a map of our area.
We talked about other areas that we fish and looked at attributes that make them more appealing such as: incoming fresh water, uninhabited shore lines, adjacent deep water cuts, and my favorite golf course run offs. The last is not real good for the environment but the fish seem to like all the nutrients and fertilizers that run off, at least in the short term.
While we were out my friend Dave called to inform me that they had gotten a Tarpon off the beach today.
I’m ready for Dewalt to come out with a laptop. Something that is waterproof, can get run over, and a three year old can not pull the keys off of. Actually he hasn’t removed any keys in several months. It’s amazing how often you need a comma or an N, not to mention the shift key!
That concludes this week of Tarpon Preschool.