It's Thursday a.m. and it is about as gorgeous as it gets. The sun is shining, it's calm and I am currently trying to carve away at my "on land" list.
Writing this article is No. 1 on the list, and it goes on, ending up with a film shoot in the woods.
It's hard to say exactly how this day will unfold, but I am fairly certain that I won't be on the water today. It does feel good some days to work on land and not on the water (I guess it depends how the day goes).
Yesterday, I was out on the Whitefish Chain with Glenn and Mark, and we had a very nice trip - caught some walleyes, caught some northerns, caught an 18.5-inch smallmouth bass, saw a deer swimming across Lower Hay Lake and had an all-around nice morning on the water. It was my first trip to the Whitefish Chain in a couple of weeks and it felt good to take a little break from the Gull Lake Chain.
Yesterday, I ended up the day with our annual trip to the Crow Wing County Fair. I was a little drained from the early morning Whitefish trip but we got through and it's always an interesting adventure. Do you feel like you have to go to the fair every year? Me, too. My wife makes certain that we go at least once and this year maybe twice (if our daughter Alex needs to make the tour; she is currently at camp). We'll see.
Last night we saw a lot, and you always will when you visit the CWCF. We have our little routine every year, and the only hitches were the spilled fries and the yacker on the spinning ride. Other than that, it was a great night that ended with an elephant/monster ear and some good old-timer tunes at the Mills stage.
Well, time to get cracking on the rest of that list.
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