Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Steer, Steer, Fish!

On our way to the coast we were surprised to see this. At first I thought it was a trail ride. We usually see a few of these during Rodeo Week, but that was in February. It turns out to be a cattle drive. There were cowboys everywhere on horses herding cattle down the main highway.

We had to pull over to the side of the road and stop. Look what was coming straight at us. Good thing we were in our vehicle.

Now I'm not quite sure if the 18-wheeler was also helping herd the cattle but it was right behind them.

Only in Texas can you get too see a cattle drive, on a highway at that. LOL

See those tire marks in the sand to the left of the picture. Well, DH thought he had turned on the 4-wheel drive on our SUV so that we could go onto the beach. Guess what? Yep, he did not turn it on correctly and we got stuck in the sand. Arrgh! I tried to call our insurance towing service to send a tow truck to pull us out but they could not locate where we were. We told them at the end of the beach! I don't know what street we're on, we're at the end of the beach, by the pier at Matagorda State Park where the land ends into the ocean! No, we're not in Corpus Christi, we're at the end of the beach! In Matagorda State Park.! Don't you have GPS so that you can locate our cell phone signal! No I don't have a street name. OK, so you found the park on your map, why can't you help, because he said he needs a street name. Arrgh! Well, just follow your map to the end of the little black line until it runs into the ocean. Nope, he couldn't even do that. (I will never call our insurance towing service again, they were no help, again). Well, by this time we all started to feel that this trip had ended. We did get pulled out of the sand by a nice person (who knew how to operate his 4-wheel). We were starting to think that after all this our fishing luck was just not going our way but decided to go ahead and give it a try.

And guess what. DH got a hit on his pole and had to have my son give him some help to bring this little beauty in.

I think we need to get a bigger ice chest so that this does not happen again. LOL This was just the first of the catch. They caught a total of 10 fish. This of course being the biggest of the catch. We had to stop fishing for more as our cooler could not hold any more fish.

Catching all of the fish did make it a great fishing trip and made up for us getting stuck in the sand.
Hugs :)


Laurie said...

Oh Irma what an exciting trip! Seeing a cow drive (I miss Texas) going to the beach and getting stuck in the sand! Too funny! What kind of fish is that? It's huge! I need to take pictures of our 1 and only chick. It's so cute!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wow, I know the cattle drive runs right through our area and I see the guys getting ready for it, but I've never actually seen in it, very cool. Not cool that you got stuck though. Wow that is one huge fish too!! Bet your DH was thrilled!! You got some great pics!!
♥ Teresa

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, good thing your on a vehicle while that white cattle is going towards you :-)

And that fish sure is huge!

cindy said... are so right...only in Texas. What an awesome site though! I love it. And sorry to hear about getting stuck and all, thank goodness for the helpful stranger....but what an AWESOME fish! Great catch! And yep, LOL, for sure a bigger ice chest next time. Sounds, all-in-all, like quite the adventure.

yapping cat

Betty aka Fudgie said...

Irma...that fish looks quite tasty! Glad "beauty school drop out Annie" arrived safely. Also happy you posted a photo as I forgot to take one. Daughter lives in Point, TX NE above Dallas.
Now go buy a bigger cold chest!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Now that's a fish! We Texans are so lucky, aren't we! We have the ocean, the desert, the mountains, the forests, the cattledrives. We have it all!

Linda said...

wow...that IS a big fish! I miss Corpus Christi.... lived there from 1967-1972! Ahhhhh the wind!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wow! That's a big fish! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Deanna said...

Oh my goodness! I would have loved to seen that cattle drive....what fun! And WOW on that ginormous fish!

Deanna :D