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First Hand Video Proof of Bigfoot

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One side adventure I didn't mention about our trip to New York was our quest to find the ever elusive Bigfoot.  Using the skills obtained from watching untold hours of the popular TV show Finding Bigfoot, Lilly & I went deep into the woods to an area prime for Sasquatch habitation.


Believe.


Happy Thanksgiving

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...with weird Japanese anime.
Let's go eat!

Escape To Central New York - The 2012 Edition

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As previously mentioned, the family & I just concluded a long weekend's worth of vacation up central New York.  It was very brief, but well worth the trip and pending traffic fines (but more on that later).
Our getaway started on Friday afternoon...I had taken off work and with the car properly packed and the dog dropped off for boarding, we headed from our home outside of Philadelphia, up to Ithaca, NY.  We weren't staying in Ithaca, but wanted to do something before we checked into our hotel in nearby Cortland...so we went waterfalling.  (Is that a verb?)
First stop was Robert H. Treman State Park...where there are several waterfalls and hippies camping.  We hiked in about 3 or so miles from the one parking area.  We saw a few falls on the way, but never quite made it to Lucifer Falls, which was a little further in.  It was getting late and we felt it time to backtrack to the car before it got too dark.

After that, we made a quick stop at Buttermilk Falls.  This one was …

Tioughnioga Tarpon

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Didn't have a blog post in me last night.
Just thought I'd throw up some random pictures from the weekend...with a real post tomorrow.


Long Weekend - Central New York

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Taking Friday off and going back HERE for the weekend...


It was the scene of a long weekend last year that led to a little fishing and a two part post you can find HERE & HERE.  It's about a month later this year, so it'll be a bit colder.  Still, I'm sure the three of us will find something to do.
I'm writing this on Thursday night and it's late, so I gotta go pack some crap...I'll try not to forget my underwear like last year...that sucked.

Hey...To All You Frenchies Out There

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Since I decided to post a little bit more lately, I thought I'd wander into the abyss that is Google Analytics and take a look at some traffic numbers.  Having a lot of blog posts under my belt (almost 900), my traffic doesn't fluctuate a ton day to day...there's enough pictures of women in bikinis and Dave Hester saying YUUUP! to keep the demented minds of the interwebs happy and coming back for more.


That said, I noticed that Google claims that "trout ragous" was the #2 searched keyword over the last 30 days...and made up about 8% of my inbound traffic via search in that time period...which in relative terms is pretty high.  Actually, going back in time, the same keyword ranks well consistently.  I always figured it was just a misspelling of my blog's name...but it dawned on me last night that it's really a different misspelling.
What people are actually looking for (I'm not sure why) is trout ragoût.  Or the plural version of such.  For those of y…

Tenkara Tuesday - The Tenkara Paradox

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Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

I find it amusing that many Tenkara anglers find fishing one fly perfectly reasonable...

...but also find great joy in owning multiple rods.

Paradox?  Conundrum?   Beats me, but guilty as charged.  

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Occupational Therapy

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I really enjoy fishing.

If it was my job, these would be the tools of my trade...

This would be my office... 

This would be both my co-worker...

and boss...

However, fishing is not my occupation, and that's okay.
It only makes one appreciate weekends like the last that much more.
Happy Monday everyone.

Guest Post - What’s for Dinner? Serving your Catch of the Day While on Vacation

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There was an election or something last night.  That meant watching election coverage on TV and the live streaming of people celebrating and bitching on Facebook & Twitter all evening.  Who had time to write a post?  Not me.  So I pulled out a guest post I had in reserve...

Going on vacation?  Going fishing?  Always hungry?  This post from David Bryce is for you.  Enjoy.

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What’s for Dinner? Serving your Catch of the Day While on Vacation

Many years ago, my wife and I traveled to Hawaii. This vacation/business event was rewarded to a select few of us who reached our year-end-sales quota. My company’s “President’s Club” was a fun-filled, all inclusive week of activities and excursions.

Being from landlocked Missouri, I was thrilled to travel somewhere balmy, a tropical destination in the middle of the great Pacific. I needed a break from all the rigmarole back home and was craving balmy breezes, the crash of the s…

You Big Dummy

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Thank you Fred Sanford.

I didn't go fishing this past weekend, so I deserve that "compliment."

I'm sure some of you went fishing.
Probably caught fish too...or at least that's what my Facebook feed is telling me...


Stop smiling with that goofy grin...
I could stick your face in some dough and make some gorilla cookies.


This post was going somewhere...but...I totally lost my train of thought.
Probably just a case of the Mondays.