This morning came early at 5am, but thoughts of going fishing make me jump out of bed (almost). There is nothing better than being outdoors to welcome the sunrise. Larry is a sweetheart. He doesn't enjoy fishing like me, but he is the first to help get me ready by making sure my license is current, picking up worms and getting the chairs and snacks packed. Then he grabs a book and spends the morning with me and we are both doing what we love... together. Wearing my favorite tattered red sweat jacket brings me luck. This morning Ashlee and Jack came along and I smiled every time I caught Jack sneaking tastes of the Velveeta Cheese. Kind of slow fishing this morning up at Strawberry near Haws Point so we headed over to the Ladders area and I caught one there, amongst the fishermen. Shore fishing slows down in the heat of the summer, but is sure to get better as the weather cools.