Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Realize It's been A While

OK, last post was July 30th. It's either been too hot to go fishing or life has been in the way, BUT that is about to change.

Heading out about Noon tomorrow for the final trip in the Clipper.

The Clipper
Three nights at Hope Valley Campground, one spent by myself as my wife has to work on Friday (occupational hazard), but if we don't occupy the space, it goes to someone else. So I'll drive down mid-day on Friday and pick her up for the rest of the weekend.

Paddling around Upper Blue Lake in the inflate-a-yak with a Kastmaster following and hopefully a fish or two since the DFW was kind enough to stock it this week just because we were coming up there. 

When we return on Sunday, Sunday and Monday will be used to empty the Clipper and then pick up the new trailer on Tuesday.

This isn't the exact trailer we're getting because ours has the door at the rear, but gives you some idea. More pictures when we get it.

Freedom Express
Then the rest of next week is assigned to multiple doctor and hospital tests. More on that later.

Oh, did I mention I passed the 70 mark last Monday? No applause needed. No booing either. 

OK, that's it until I get back.

Stay tuned.


  1. Thank goodness, I thought I was the only one you were ignoring. Happy belated birthday and I hope your health and the new "clipper" are all they need to be.

  2. Here is too a wonderful trip on your last time out with the "Clipper", and, look forward to seeing your new Trailer home when you are ready to show us.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday my friend even though I am a little late to share that.............
    Be well and be safe!

  3. Happy belated birthday, Mark! Congrats, on the new purchase, as well! Hope you enjoy your weekend camping one last time in the Clipper.

  4. Mark good luck with the new camper and the fishing.
    I'm knocking on the 70 door also.

  5. Happy belated birthday, Mark!

    So, based on my research (more like dreaming), is that the Coachmen Freedom Express? Getting the big 36-footer? What interior palette: Java, Slate or Sunset? (I’m so glad the choices have evolved from the palette of the ‘70s: bright green or dayglow orange.) Looks like a sweet choice for some extended travels. Here’s to hoping there are many trips in the new rig!

    1. Hi Pat. Yes on the Freedom Express. 23 not 36. 36 is too big to pull with my 1/2 ton. I'm not sure the color name. It'll have to wait until Tuesday. I'll profile it later next week.

    2. Though a purchase of any RV (motorhome or trailer) is a bit down the road, we've narrowed it down to something in the 24- to 30-foot range, with a walk-around bed. Looking forward to your profile!