If Twinkie had a middle name it would have been Adventure. She loved the outdoors and was an active participant in all of our camping, hiking, biking, boating and fishing trips. Twinkie would brim with excitement as she observed us preparing for any of these activities.
If I had to name a favorite, fresh water fishing was probably at the top of Twinkie’s list. Driving to the lake with our boat in tow, Twinkie seemed to know exactly where we were going. As we arrived at the lake and unloaded the boat, she could barely contain herself. Out on the lake everyone in a one mile radius would know each time a fish was caught because Twinkie’s shrieks would fill the air!
Fishing for sport, we never kept any fish, instead releasing them back into the water. On several occasions, Twinkie dove into the water after we released a fish, desperately trying to capture it! She never did get one, but came very close. Bob and I often joked that Twinkie must have wondered how a tiny minnow on the end of our rod magically turned into a much larger fish.