Down to one shift and 24 hours of scrambling to not forget any crucial gear. Gotta pack clothes and buy food yet. Weather still looks great for the week. This time of year you have to pack for all weather conditions. With two young kids along, really got to make sure they are warm, dry, and well fed.
My first blog ever, but I am excited about our Canada trip coming up this Thursday. A group of guys that I have worked with over the years (law enforcement) are taking our annual foray into Ontario. We have done this since 2005 and haven't missed a year yet. I don't think we will ever miss (knock on wood for good health, etc). We have been going to Donnelly's Minnitaki Lodge since 2006 and haven't ever wanted to change resorts. The people that run the lodge are like family now. We have had ups and downs in fishing, but usually if it is a down year, it is on us for not figuring out the right pattern. Our "down" years are pretty darn good. My oldest boy (12) went with last year for his first time and is now hooked. His younger brother (10) gets to go this year for the first time. Dad is pretty excited! I hope to keep this up to date throughout the week, and post some pics! Now just to get through this last shift and a half and scramble to make sure everything we need is packed.