The Midland Daily News asked me to cover the annual Freeland Walleye Festival and Fishing Tournament. The event draws anglers from across the state for the tournament, children's fishing events, carnival rides, food and other vendors. I was most drawn to parents enjoying the day with their children, whether or not they were having any luck catching fish. Perhaps it's because they would remind me of fishing with my granddad at their cabin; perhaps it's simply because kids get excited about everything. Maybe both.