I can't believe how fast the last few days have gone by.
We were extremely busy this Labor Day weekend. I spent 5 hours with the horses on Saturday. Things are not going as well as I would like on the horse front-but more on that in another post.
Sunday we went fishing at Blue Mesa Lake. As with pretty much everywhere in Colorado the scenery is fantastic...
The fishing on the other hand....well...not so much!!
We were primarily fishing for Kokini Salmon. These salmon live in large schools and to find them, the guide pretty much just drove around the lake...which is about 20 miles long...looking for the schools with a fish finder. It's a bit late in the season as the salmon have pretty much stopped feeding and are getting ready to head up the Gunnison River to spawn.
When you find a school of salmon, you simply stop over the top of them and drop your line in the water to the appropriate depth and "jig". Basically, you are simply trying to irritate the salmon enough that that they will strike your lure. I suspect it would be more fun if we had actually caught a fish. But we didn't. Not ONE single fish. Blahhhhh!
The funniest part is when the other boats see you stop and drop your lines...EVERYONE gathers around...
Combat fishing!! LMAO!!
We spent the whole day on the lake. It was a little less than enthusing...
I made a huge...HUGE mistake. I took a little siesta and sunburnt the living crap out of my face. I mean BAD! Yep-I had sunscreen on, but I took the wrong chapstick. The biggest problem is that my mouth is very sensitive to the sun anyway and not having my HEPI-30 chapstick didn't give me the protection I've come to rely on. I'm prone to coldsores and fever blisters. Right now, my mouth is about 3 times it's normal size. Not even my presciption could head these blisters off.
It has really messed up my riding schedule...oh yea and my work schedule...this week. I refuse to leave the house. I can't handle the hint of sunlight on my face and the fever blisters make my whole head hurt, besides being sick to my stomach. I'm just desperately hoping that the swelling goes down by Friday night. My Honey bought a table at the NRA banquet and we had so much fun last year that I really, really want to go. But if my mouth hasn't come down by then, you can bet, I won't be going.
Nor will I be able to handle going to a barrel racing this weekend unless these blisters subside.:(