It’s like being on vacation. You only have so much time to see & do everything you want to before you have to leave. That’s been us since arriving in Bloomington. We’ve literally had something going on each day.
Time spent visiting with family & friends in the area, meals out, touring the grandkids school, shopping, golfing, fishing, campfires, & it’s not over yet. We’ve even needed to put our foot down a few times to say, Whoa, we need to tackle our laundry or grocery shop. I haven’t been able to keep up with this blog, let alone read the ones I follow. But we wouldn’t change a thing. Soon we’ll be moving on & it will be awhile before we see our loved ones again.
It’s also been nice being back at Paynetown.
This is your typical state park. Beach, playgrounds, store, picnic areas, nature center. Paynetown has 219 campsites with electrical hookups only. Of those, only 10 have 50 amps, the remaining sites are all 30. There are several tent areas, bathhouses, & potable water outlets. Many state facilities offer boat rentals but Paynetown goes a step further. You can rent two-level pontoon boats with slides here as well. Really cool for an all day family outing on the water.
We’ve made so many pleasant memories here, Don knows Monroe Reservoir so well that I swear he could navigate it in his sleep, naming every launch site, point & bay along the way.
As I mentioned in the previous post, Monroe Lake is one of Indiana’s best bass fishing lakes. Fishing tournaments are held here regularly form small local bass clubs to the larger Bass Masters & Redman tournaments. Don once caught a 7 lb. 14 oz. largemouth in the Make a Wish Foundation tournament on this lake. It took the big fish pot & paid for the landscaping at our new house. That wasn’t his biggest catch though, he once landed an 8 lb. 6 oz. largemouth here too. That one took second place in the Indiana state tournament. Don was chomping at the bit to get his rod in the water before we’d even set up camp. Thankfully it’s all been in moderation this time around since he gave the inflatable boat to son-in-law Jason & grandson Brad, he no longer has a boat to get out on the lake & beat the water into a froth. That’s a good thing. I might never had seen him again.
Here’s lookin’ at you kid…………………