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AnonymousDIL

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Activities for FIL
« on: May 23, 2011, 07:08:34 AM »
Okay, Memorail Day is this weekend. We are going camping. DH/Me/FIL/DM/DM'sBF/maybe his daughter/maybe youngest BIL. When we scheduled this, DH was going to be there the whole time, but now he is taking weekend truck driving courses and will only be there a few hours (8pm-10pm?) on Sat. and Sun. My Uncle is having a picnic on Sunday and DM/BF will be going to that for part of the day. I was originally going to go to the picnic, but to do that now, FIL will potentially be stuck by himself. (BIL1 had to cancel for work, and YBIL probably won't be allowed to come). Soooo, I'm not planning on going to the picnic now. But, I am at a loss of what to do with FIL.

We get along great, but I have never spent this amount of time with just him. Any ideas? There are some hiking trails near where we will be, and we can take the boat out. I'm just starting to stress because it was just thrown on me last night that no one else will be there. (DB/SIL were supposed to come until, well, you know lol).

LaurieS

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 07:15:21 AM »
Backgammon, smores, hiking, reading, all those relaxing things you do while camping

AnonymousDIL

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 07:16:40 AM »
I have never associated backgammon and camping lol... I LOVE backgammon.... Might have to take my set along.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 07:20:50 AM »
We use to play a lot of backgammon, cards... YAHTZEE now that is a good one too

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 07:31:13 AM »
Does he fish?  Since you said you could take the boat out?  For that matter, do you?
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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 07:36:41 AM »
I think he fishes. DH does sometimes. I've never been fishing, but I'm not opposed to it.

LaurieS

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 07:37:17 AM »
but are you opposed to worm guts

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 07:38:59 AM »
Well if you are not opposed to it, and he is a patient person, I find that most men like to teach someone how to fish and it seems to be a good bonding time for a man.
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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 07:39:27 AM »
According to Laura Ingalls, dough balls are the best bait! lol.. Or cheese. :-)

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 07:40:34 AM »
Ha ha ha....depends on what you are fishing for!  I like to fish for cat, they like chicken livers....
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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 08:50:41 AM »
Well,... It's been decided. lol

I sent DH a text about fishing licenses. I didn't know if they seel them for a weekend for cheaper (FIL is out of state and his would be higher). He replied that they do and I asked if he thought FIL would like to go fishing and then I would ask FIL. Next thing I know, I'm told where and how to buy my license because I'm going fishing with FIL LOL...

Soooo, fishing it is!

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 09:01:00 AM »
You'll have a great time. What a good sport you are! Enjoy the male bonding experience, LOL.
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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 09:20:23 AM »
I think it will be a lot of fun. FIL says he is looking forward to it so no "Good Lord! I have to take her fishing!" *eyeroll* lol

All I know is IF, and that is a Big IF, I catch anything, I'm not throwing it back. I want to eat it! lol

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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011, 09:43:07 AM »
When I secretly packed almonds, butter, parsley, etc. for a camping/fishing trip (didn't want Dh to feel pressured to actually catch anything) he and his fishing buddies were quite impressed that I could pull off Trout Almondine over the campfire. I was surprised too.
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Re: Activities for FIL
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2011, 09:43:14 AM »
That's great ADIL!  I think it is great of you for being willing to give it a go.  I also think that will make your time better because it's something he can enjoy.  Good job ADIL! 
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