From “Daddy Day” to “Bulls Down”: An Epic Tale of Memories Made!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Family Stuff, On The Hunt

From “Daddy Day” to “Bulls Down”: An Epic Tale of Memories Made!

As soon as the Arizona early archery elk season was well under way and I began to see posts online from successful hunters in Arizona’s unit 23North, I began to reach out to some of the successful hunters to pick their brains about the most recent elk movement and activity.  So many of them were so helpful, offering information on the ones “that got away” but that I’d have no problem getting with my rifle.  One particular hunter I spoke to (who shot...

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Skinny Water Escapades

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Family Stuff, Something's Fishy

Skinny Water Escapades

Early this week, I had a chance to get out of town.  I was thrilled to be invited by a local Christian school to attend their freshmen/sophomore “Man Camp” a couple of hours north of Phoenix for a few days.  I would be spending these days with approximately 160 high school guys.  Knowing the chaos and unceasing noise that would inevitably be involved, I decided to leave town early, hit up a small Arizona stream, and then meet up with them as the buses...

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Under the Big Sky (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 27, 2013 in Family Stuff, Something's Fishy

Under the Big Sky (Part 2)

Man, it’s taken me longer than I wanted to get to this second day, but I guess it’s better late than never! After our first day in Montana fishing the East Fork and catching my first cutthroat (and second, and third, and….etc.), we were excited for this first day on the main stretch of the Bitterroot.  This would be our (mine and my dad’s) first time ever fishing from a raft, so we were excited to experience it!  Our “guide”, Paul...

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Under the Big Sky (Part 1)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Family Stuff, Something's Fishy

Under the Big Sky (Part 1)

In mid-July, my Dad and I had an amazing opportunity to visit some friends who were renting a home and visiting family near Corvallis, Montana.  This was one of the times and opportunities that I feel like have come along before in life and, though plans are discussed, the follow-through doesn’t happen and you find yourself weeks/months/years later saying, “Man, why didn’t I take advantage of the opportunity and _____________fill in the...

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A Random Smattering of Pics

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Family Stuff, Something's Fishy

A Random Smattering of Pics

Last week I was able to drop into the Orvis store out in Scottsdale and a kind gentleman had an extra one of those coveted “Take $25 off a purchase of $50 or More!” coupons….love those things.  I can almost afford Orvis stuff when I have them… Anyway, I was able to pick up a few spools of thread and wire and an Orvis Practicaster.  Essentially, it’s a toy for grownups.  It allows me to pretend I’m fishing from the comfort of my couch. ...

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A Night Out…

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Family Stuff

A Night Out…

The other night, Caitlin and I had the opportunity to spend the night in one of our favorite places: the backyard of our friends’ (the Whiten’s) house.  Mark and Brenda have an amazing home…and I’m not just talking the structure.  They have provided such warmth and love to us in that home that it truly feels….well….like home.  Even better is the huge backyard that has a swimming pool, volleyball court, and guest house.  It’s this...

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