For all you young uns out there – just Google Gabby Hayes.
About the two boats – we got Jim the second boat down here because the weather was too lousy for him to go to Montana and get his Lund when we had the motorhome last year. Remember, one of the main reasons we got the fifth wheel is so Jim can tow the boat behind it.
We also tried the Port-a-bote but he couldn’t handle all the physical work it took to get that one in the water. When we sold that boat, we got him the used boat here in AZ.
So now we have two boats down here in AZ and none in MT. He wants to sell the one down here. He has never liked it and right at the moment we can’t afford to buy him another boat that he likes. That’s eventually my goal. Two boats that he likes, one in MT and one in AZ. That way we won’t be 72’ long when we’re on the road.
But you know about those goals and best laid plans. As long as he gets to do lots of fishing this year – that’s all that matters.
Yesterday I got a call from my friend Dianna (who lives in the Phoenix area) wanting to know if I’d ride with her to Flagstaff. She was taking some other friends up there to catch Amtrak and really didn’t want to make the drive by herself. Jim was fishing so I said I’d love to. She picked me up and off we went. Flagstaff is about 190 miles from my place which is about as far as we ever travel in one day. And we did the round trip thing. Been a long time since I’ve covered that many miles in a day.
But we had a wonderful time, visiting and getting caught up. I’ve known her since we were in grade school. We worked together at the IRS and she just retired at the end of last year. Lots of things to talk about from family to friends to ourselves.
Jim is fishing again today. No he didn’t catch anything yesterday but had so much fun and was much more relaxed last night. I plan on doing laundry and reading.
Next week the temps are going to be in the 80’s. How much more perfect could it be.
Did I just see something move down there? Can I go chase it, please!!!!