I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Well it has been about 10 days since our mid-summer recovery week when I got to spend 7 blissful days with my mama, my Gran, and some longtime friends. And I’m still kicking. So it doesn’t quite kill me to be separated from my mama, but its darn near close. She is the best. I’m telling you, I come from good people. Family is big time for me, so I am serious when I say how much I appreciate all of our guests and how close they have become like family.
We had a great relaxing week full of fishing, good stories, good food, and lots of laughs. The weather was awesome as well!
My friend Emily and I became best friends in middle school. This was before cellphones. I remember coming in the door after school or practice, dropping my 50 lb backpack, snatching the cordless home phone (which was a BIG luxury) and instinctively dialing Emily’s house. My thumb just knew how to dial, I don’t think it even registered in my brain. I can’t even fathom what we would talk about for hours on end during those formative years. I must thank both my parents and her parents for putting up with what must have been mostly ridiculousness from the years 1998-2001. Fast forward 12 years and we are officially lifelong friends.
She is the best and so is her husband, Ben. We have been lucky enough to visit them a few times a year in Minneapolis where they live now – both when we head up to Canada and when we head home. Neither of them had been walleye or northern pike fishing and they had a blast learning how during their week up here.
All in all it was a much deserved and needed break. Alas, there is plenty of work to be done now!