Children are great at reminding us how to notice and appreciate the simple things. How to lighten up, live in the moment, and have fun. Getting outdoors with kids is just as important for us as it is for them.
Pro tip: The photos on these adventure elopements really turn out stellar and tend to be one of the more important aspects because they’re the only ones telling the story. Be sure to give your photographer plenty of time to document it for you. You’ll appreciate the hell out of what they’re able to give you with enough time and they’ll love you for it. Also, bring beer/whiskey. Just trust me on that.
As the rain subsided and we began to hunt, I utilized the front pockets for a dog transmitter in one side and shotgun shells in the other. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of functional pockets once the vest is unzipped making it one to cover many possible outings.
Bring a thick wetsuit with you because the New York winters aren’t anything to mess with. And as long as you can withstand the cold, you’ll find pristine waves with hardly anyone out.
There’s something about choosing the perfect spot to cast your line. Something about the water’s movement around you as you feel the first fish nibble. It doesn’t matter if you’re solo or with your crew – if you’re doing it right, every fishing trip is unforgettable.