Fishing in Hawaii

Our Christmas present from Missie’s dad in 2011 was a wonderful trip to Hawai’i to see her family. While we were there, we had the opportunity to go fishing for Blue Marlin. I have always wanted to catch one, you could say it is on my bucket list.

The equipment used for this type of fishing is incredible. As you might imagine to hook a fish over 600 pounds you will need some pretty hefty tackle.

Unfortunately, it is called fishing and not catching, so although we gave it our best, we were unable to land any fish this day. We did however get to see the freighter that was used in the TV show, “Lost”.

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Fishing in Florida

In June, I went with Nashville Troop 3 to St. Joseph’s Peninsula in Florida to do some fishing, sailing and paddling.  For much of the time I was on a motor boat that we took with us fishing the flats and other areas in the bay. We caught a large variety of fish including speckled sea trout, flounder, shark




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Wheelin’ in CO


I was out in Colorado last weekend for my fantasy football draft. I had the opportunity to go 4 wheelin’ with Evanko in his Land Rover. Good times.

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So I am trying to think of something important enough to say so I can test whether my inquiry to facebook regarding the delay in post time from blog to note was worth it.
School is coming to an end. I am pretty excited about summer. It is not going to be all fun and games, but there should be some.
I will be in school for an intensive of nine credits for the month of June. Half of my days will be spent in the classroom and the other half at the Brown Center for Autism. This could be very exciting.
I am also pretty stoked about the high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota that my scout troop will be doing in July.

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Heading back to Tennessee

So I left yesterday morning from my parents house in PA to go back to TN so I can see my wife and get a new job.  On my way out of town, I stopped by K&W Transmission in Williamsport, PA to make sure my transmission was doing well, since I had had it rebuilt, and it was.
Travels were going pretty well, until I got to Cleveland where traffic slowed down quite a bit due to rush hour, rain, and accidents.  I finally got out of that and shortly after, I had the pleasure of a flat tire, which wasn’t any real big surprise as I have been wanting to get new tires for some time now.  But anyway, my jack wasn’t big enough and I didn’t have enough blocks to jack it up high enough, so I had so borrow some blocks from a trucker.  Then the spare rim is steel and the original is aluminum so the lug nuts didn’t really match.  They were good enough to get me to the next exit where I found a guy at Tegtmeyers’s Trailer sales who was doing inventory and was kind enough to give me the needed lug nuts, with the stipulation I had to do something nice for someone when I get the chance.

Great to see that in people.

So now I am getting the spare tire put on the aluminum rim and then I will be on my way.  Spent the night at the Red Roof Inn in Mason, OH.

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Made it to Pennsylvania

I made it here today after some problems with the truck, which will make Missie happy. She really has a dislike for my truck because of the poor fuel mileage and many problems it has. Also that it takes up so much of my time.
So, I left Nashville yesterday morning at 8:00 and drove until about 7:00 which is when it began to overheat. This happened at the Tom’s brook exit of I-81 which was only a half hour away from my cousins house. I made it my cousin’s house after I had let the truck cool off while I ate. The next morning when I got up to start the truck, it wouldn’t, which sucked. I finally got it jumped by having AAA come out and then went to Autozone, which was what I had planned to do in the morning anyway to get a new thermostat. Well, I got the thermostat, had the alternator tested, which failed, so I put on a new alternator and belts. This took me until about 2:00.
Anyway, I drove to PA with no more problems really, until I got here. I got here to my parents house and put the truck in reverse to back into the driveway and it wouldn’t go.
After we went up the hill and turned around, it got parked in the yard and hasn’t move since.

Now fortunately, this couldn’t have happened at a better place. We know some people who will be able to fix it.

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