Well when they day finally came we couldn’t wait, everyone was up on time, bags were packed. We got the kayak on the roof, we loaded the equipment and luggage, maybe a little overloaded, and got on the road. We were going to warm tomorrow!
We were excited as we had not gone on a family trip like this in a few years. Because of my work my family is well traveled, my kids prior to this trip have been to 45 different states and this trip was going to add 2 more to their list.
Soon the piles of snow were getting smaller and the temperatures were getting warmer. Well the excitement was short lived when a few hours later lunch reversed itself while we were in the Bronx and we had a car sick kid and no place to pull over. Luckily traffic was light and in 10 minutes we were at a rest stop in NJ cleaning up the car. This would be where I give praise to Husky Liner floor mats, they have a large volume and can hold a lot of liquid which made clean up a lot easier than past episodes. We were back on the road and the snow piles faded away, the thermometer hit 60F and would stay above that for the next few weeks.
Less than 24 hours later we arrived tired, sore but warm. We explored Little Talbot State Park, while we waited to be able to check in to the camp site, and the kids found their first wild armadillo. We made a Wally World run for some supplies, unloaded our gear and set up camp. Soon the rest of the YakAngler crew started to show up as did some of the crew from the IrishWaterDogs.com. We relaxed got some food and hit the sack as the moon came up. Tomorrow the fishing would start!