Now how can she say vacations aren't about fishing. Ya only fished for 20 minutes. She probable spent more time in the shower. Sounds like my wife. Atleast you had a good time and stayed hydrated. Thats all that matters.
Great story spinner! Looks like you had a great time in spite of the brief time fishing.
I know about preparing for a fishing trip, my husband researches and ties bugs for at least a couple months before we head out for a vacation, in other words a flyfishing trip. As the wife of an obsessed flyfisherman, I've decided I simply have to join him and accept the fact that EVERY vacation includes fishing.
We don't travel to hunt, we have great hunting in our backyard!
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.