August 23, 2019

Passages Women's Shelter Fund Raiser

My wife Barb donated one of her Barn Quilts to the Fund Raiser to Kay Cunningham today.

August 22, 2019

The Politics Of Angling

Don't lay the fish on the ground I always hear.

Don't place your hands here or there.

You must wet your hands first before you handle fish. "Not scientifically proven."

Let that fish go as a gift to the next angler.

Catch and release is the reason for our great fishery.

Catch and release is the reason for our stunted over populated trout streams.

I think more anglers should go fishing and less should post their opinions on the net.

August 21, 2019

From 3XL to 2XL

My weight loss has paid off and I am officially out of 3XL shirts into 2XL.  Went on ebay and promptly rewarded myself. Of course I bought trout patterns. Both are Woolrich. 

August 20, 2019

Discover Wisconsin "The Gary Peters Show"

Went out this morning and shot a short show with the Discover Wisconsin Crew.

There was even some drone footage taken.

Mariah Haberman- Discover Wisconsin host
Brandon Sveum- Videographer
Taylor Carruthers- Producer
Andrew Natvig- Videographer
Gary Peters

I took photo

I invited Gary Peters along because I needed another sage angler along to talk and catch some trout.

Gary handled both things remarkably.

The birthday boy Gary was the only one of us to land any trout.

The host and I both had hook ups but did not land any.

Must have been birthday luck.

Thanks Gary for showing us how it is done.

The episode will air February 02, 2020

See the skinny guy in the waders?

August 19, 2019

Trip Report Warm Water And Cheat Day

Went to my hometown this morning to get a haircut and fish a while.  Two hours later one hair cut and one smallie I headed home via the Apple Orchards.  Stopped at my favorite orchard "Sunrise." I stopped to take a couple photos of Barb's Barn Quilts she did  for them.

I did not make it out the door without 2 dozen apple donuts.  Today is their yearly grand opening.

I guess today is going to be a diet cheat day.  I am allowed one once a month.

I drove by the Pie Depot and had to stop. One rhubarb strawberry pie in oven as I type.

Thought what the heck....a cheat day needs to be appreciated.  Barbequing chicken today and having corn on the cob and Busch baked beans with steak fries.  Later will wash it down with my favorite barley pop.

August 17, 2019

Forever Young

For about a dozen years now I have dreaded my birthday.  It meant getting older and something else hurting or needing to be replaced or fused.

I started a diet 9 months ago and I have lost a significant amount of weight.

My life is better now.  My endurance is much better.  My knees do not wake me up at night aching. 

My adventure is still ongoing.

Getting old is not fun.  Losing weight has opened the door again for me to chase dragons and dream about trips to far away places and not so far away places.