Thursday, October 20, 2011

RELAXIN’

For all you young uns out there – just Google Gabby Hayes.

IMG_3318 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.

IMG_0804Yesterday 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.

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Did I just see something move down there? Can I go chase it, please!!!!

19 comments:

  1. 2 boats in different places would be so much better than having to tow a boat everywhere. Keep searching - you will find one he likes for a good price.

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  2. Just watched a Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes movie a couple of nights ago on YouTube. We collected all the DVDs put out a few years ago. I mentioned Roy Rogers to a clerk at the convenience store when I was picking up a few snacks for a movie, and she didn't have a clue who he was. Makes you feel old! Sure wish they still made wholesome movies like those.

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  3. One of these days, hopefully we will be in the same place long enough for Ed to go fishing with Jim.

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  4. Now that's a true fisherman, a boat in every town. Better than a girl in every port. hehe

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  5. Read "The Help". Fantastic book.

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  6. Now there's a the end photo, especially if he took a jump off of the wall! :)

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  7. I'm glad to hear that your man is finally able to do some fishing!

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  8. Sounds like Jim likes to fish as much as our son. He managed to buy a nice boat several years ago but had to let it go when I sold him my Jeep. He says he's fine with it and loves the Jeep. I personally know the Jeep is more practical but I'm still surprised that he's not showing signs of boat fever. Kids never cease to surprise us.

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  9. Diane is a lucky gal to have you as a friend and traveling companion. That is a lot of miles in one day!
    Good luck with the sale of the boat. Enjoy the ride!

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  10. Hi Sandie.....I see you are now in my area.....I think everyman should have "Two" boats in one place....LOL LOL.

    xo

    Jo

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  11. I am thinking about getting a fishing boat to try fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, but as Anneke points out, it would be cheaper to just buy the fish. Based on that I am sure I will be limited to one boat:(

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  12. hope Jim enjoys his fishing trips!!..two boats?..what ever works for him!!

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  13. We're certainly not in the market to buy a boat or we'd help you out. However, friendship only goes so far .... we will buy you dinner but not your boat!!

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  14. I'm married to a fishaholic so I understand the need for a boat in every port. He motorized our canoe this summer so when we are on the road he is not without.

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  15. I know juwt what you're going through with the boats. We've been that route too. Ours was after we sold our big boat, trying to find the right little boat, and never being happy until we got another big boat. Now we just have two kayaks (very small boats) and that's going to be it!

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  16. too many boats is got to be better than no boat... wish it was 80 degrees up here in Ontario.... sigh

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  17. Mystry of the two boats in now solved! Sure hope you get your wish. Does having two boats help with Jim getting twice the amount of fish, lol.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  18. Is twice the boat like Doublemint gum? "double your pleasure; double your fun."? I know it's not double the fish but that's not the point, is it?

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  19. I do watch Mike & Molly, one of my most favorite shows!! The cpap is a funny looking thing for sure..

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