Vacation is Over. What's next?
Tonight is the last night of my holiday vacation. I gathered my work
clothes and packed my lunch. As I was getting ready for the work week I
asked myself, "What didn't I do during this holiday season?" The list
I was extremely fortunate to get a basic
understanding of ice fishing. After meeting a number of members of Fish
Explorer, my appreciation of hard water has greatly increased. Every
member that I bumped into on the ice was extremely helpful and
courteous, this speaks volumes about the members of Fish Explorer. Who
knew staring down a hole could be so fun!
I cheated a little
bit and had a great day on the open water at Rampart. I threw
spinners given to me from "Home of the Brave Outdoors." Throwing
spinners into the inlet was a blast. After a great day on the
ice I took the Weber grill out and devised a new way to smoke trout.
First time worked perfectly! 28 members of our family seemed to love
it. There were no leftovers. They were all a little surprised that I
did it on a Weber grill.
While there is still ice on the
water, I have been thinking about the warmer months and a very special
place up on the South Slope of Pikes Peak. I have been meeting city
officials and talking with different groups involved in the opening. I
will be writing, in detail, about The South Slope of Pikes Peak in the
coming month. After reading 500 pages of information, city financial
statements and Colorado Springs City Code, my mind is full of
information. While construction continues, volunteers are still
needed. Next month I will outline project history, what needs to be
done, what has been accomplished and who you can contact if you want to
help. If you have any input please contact me.Cannot wait to see everyone at ISE this coming week. I am sure this will be great to find new friends and new fishing buddies.