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Father and Son Battle at the Metro Park

As the fighters moved around the course, “Mongoose” spied, “Corvette” under the sunny, blue sky with a few wispy clouds hung for decoration.  “Corvette” could see the grin on “Mongooses” face as they passed each other at top speed.  Corvette … Continue reading

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In the Warmth.

I knew taking Grandpa shopping would be a major cause of embarrassment.  Of that there was little doubt.  The doubt came, however, in the form of, “How”, it was going to happen.  Only time would tell.  After cruising the aisles … Continue reading

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Listening to Pandora Radio…

Listening to good songs and remembering the motorcycle trip of a life time… I guess I have been blessed with two of those now… and hoping for more.  Driving by the Branding Iron Restaurant www.flickr.com/photos/63339942@N00/515614836/ in a small town in Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Sling-Shot Thrill Ride.

On the morning of the fourth day of the motorcycle trip, we took a route heading south to Billings, Montana.  A cold front had pushed the heat wave east, deeper into the midwest and the back side of the wave, … Continue reading

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A Memory…

      Sitting on the deck of the hotel/fly shop under 400 billion stars, telling stories of the day’s fishing.  Strangers and friends remembered trips from the past, and planned future trips, while night bugs buzzed the dim light … Continue reading

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Liberty, Sweet Liberty.

Heading out on a round trip motorcycle ride from Michigan to Montana, I was struck by how great a country we live that we can just up and go explore if we choose. There is a lot of beauty out … Continue reading

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Prairie Grass

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On the fourth day of our motorcycle trip.  Jim was running out front on his V65 Magna, as I cruised along on my Goldwing.  It was tough to keep my eyes on the highway, because the prairie winds sent the waist-high … Continue reading

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observations for Day 3 of the Motorcycle Trip.

Riding across the prairie on my steel horse, I am struck by how the pioneers efforts and desire to move west. The beauty that surrounds me is awesome. I envision the pioneers riding on their…organic horse taking it in. I … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned… Lessons Ignored.

What madness is this! It is 100 degrees out there, half of my bike is held together by spit, zip straps, and 3/4 of a roll of gorilla tape, and I am putting salve on my tuckus to keep the … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with Bait Fishing.

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When I was a boy, I had to be forced into the boat under threat of a beating.  I bet you are surprised to hear that!  Those were the days before parents knew about political correctness, and they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Eagle Hunting with my Son.

I have seen the Bald Eagle maybe 5 or 6 times over the last few years.  However, when I was sitting on my couch and watched the majestic bird buzz my house, I knew I needed more substantial proof then, “An … Continue reading

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The Making of a Future Fly Fisher…

Teaching the basic lessons of fly fishing by using a cane rod, catching a fish, and hoping that the boy gets hooked on fishing.

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