Well, it has been a long time since my last blog update. Quite a bit has happened since then as well. Where to begin………..
In early May, I purchased a used Hyde 16.8 drift boat in St. Louis with oars, anchor, and trailor for $800. I have had to put some money into the boat (actually I didn’t have to, but since I got it for a low price I opted to) and had the rear deck replaced (it was soft) and also had them sand off and regell the bottom of the boat (this work was done by Midwest Marine Fiberglass in High Ridge). I pick up the boat tomorrow as a matter of fact, and can’t wait to get it on the water. Mother’s Day Weekend found me with a couple of buddies on the White River fishing with my friend and awesome guide Jim Traylor. I only caught one fish that weekend, but it was a 26″ brown……which is just the fish I was looking for.
The first week of June found me in Florida doing the family vacation thing at Disney World. Definitely not the happiest place on earth, but the kids seemed to enjoy it. And we are in July now and it seems that my wife and I have decided that it is time to move and have begun the home search. Can’t wait to get back on the water though…….it is calling me…..