Last year Mr. Eagle was surprised (though he hates surprises, he had been talking about fishing with Evan for months) with a trip to sea to do some first-time fishing with Ev out with Shenandoah Charters in Trinidad, California.
It was the first time that they went fishing together, the first time they spent a Father's Day as just a two-some and their last just together. Theo was an infant then, but will most likely be demanding more attention from now on.
It was a really special day for the both of them and It was special for me to arrange.
And, they had an really memorable trip aboard the Shenandoah. They caught 20 rockfish. Yes they may have been a little overexcited because we were a little overburdened with fish (neighbors, family, friends all received some so none would go to waste), they accidentally caught and then threw back a Red Octopus (my most favorite Northern California sea creature) and a Lingcod (a big mean looking fish that tasted delicious).
If you are ever up in beautiful Trinidad, California think about heading down to the docks and check out Shenandoah Charters.
It is now a family tradition to spend Father's Day fishing and Shenandoah will hold a special place in my heart.
"Don't miss the great opportunity to explore Trinidad, CA. Enjoy the pristine beaches and ancient redwoods of the rugged north coast. Treat yourself to a day out at sea where you can catch the breathtaking view of the coastline from offshore as well as your own fresh seafood dinner!
The Shenandoah is a 44 foot diesel cruiser. With over 100 feet of rail space each passenger has plenty of room to fish. We are only minutes from the fishing grounds, making two trips daily. We leave the pier at 7 am and 1 pm. Reservations should be made in advance, but walk-ons are welcome. We feature Penn reels and Ugly Stick rods. Bait and tackle is provided. We have a deckhand on board to assist you and fillet your fish." - Shenandoah Charters
This year we plan on fishing again. But Salmon Fishing this year, which means a deeper voyage and less fish, but both Evan and Todd had noted they would really like to catch some Salmon. I wouldn't mind eating it.
However, fishing isn't enough. I mean to spoil my guy with a material thing he wouldn't buy for himself.
I totally get that these holidays mean big business for big corporations, but also means business for the little guys. Shopping with intention is what I mean to do.
To me these holidays are also about a break from saving and stressing about what is best to spend our money on. It is about giving someone a little bit, even if it is just a new hat to replace the old one that was lost.
Here are my options for this year: