This year, the big change was the purchase of a new boat. 17 foot Doral, with 115 HP. Enough to get the kids tubing with some speed. Laurie and I got our boating exams (Laurie had the higher mark) and the boat is a welcome addition. We can now get to Jumping Rock in about 4 minutes, rather than 20. We can pop down the lake for occasional groceries, rather than the 45 minutes of driving we’ve had for the last 15 years.
Resurrected the annual Fly Fishing trip to Rolling Rock with Dad and James. The fishing was tough, but the drinking was tougher. Rolling Rock keeps a ‘book’ on each member, and I’m sure our books now have some gold stars, or something. And comments like “lkes gin martini, dry, straight up with a twist. and keep them coming”.
Got some golf, a run or two, lots of fish. And my car didn’t smell like trout, so I got THAT goin’ for me.... which is nice.
DAD CAUGHT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FISHING !!
Could you look at this every day for a few hours, before a few beers and a great dinner?