Thursday, February 18, 2021
It is sad that Rush is gone early. I listened to his show only occasionally so I probably would not qualify as a Ditto Head. There was always a strong effort for facts and analysis on many topics. He seemed to stay away from vitriol. I could never stand the hosts that were shouting at me as volume convinces me of nothing. Rush Limbaugh was a Great American. Rest in peace.
Who is going to try to fill his shoes?
Beautiful baby girl! I decided that I needed to start posting anew since it has been some time since the last one. This is a perfect starter since babies are beautiful!
Her brother is quite pleased that she has arrived.
We are quite pleased for our daughter and son-in-law.
Did I mention that babies are beautiful?
Monday, June 17, 2019
Monday, June 03, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
I am having poor luck with companies. Lucky 13 is gone. I have purchased bullets from Eggleston as they had good prices and polymer coats in different colors. They are now transitioning to new ownership and no orders are being taken until the transfer is completed. We shall see what their prices look like when they come back online for sales.
It is time to get back to some blogging and some steel shoots!
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
There may a trend developing here in that I must take a picture of every teeny fish I catch when going out. I am sure that I will do the same if anything notable (in a larger sense) is caught.
I am having fun with the teeny fish pictures.
UPDATE: I needed to update this post with a picture from the 2019 picnic. I am becoming more proficient at catching very little fish!
Monday, September 26, 2016
Saturday found F and me at Heinecke Lake for our first stop. This is a man-made elevated lake that serves as cooling water for a power plant. There is a lot of rip-rap posing as a shoreline. The guys there were mainly fishing for catfish although there are bass, sunfish, and some walleye. We were a bit late in the day for Walleye fishing but did not care as this was an exploratory trip. We wet a line and proceeded to hook up on the rocks with a few hooks being lost. A few nibbles were encountered without any serious strikes.
After Heinecke, we went to check out Whalen Lake which is closer to the homestead. This is pleasant little lake in one of the many preserve areas of Illinois. Again we wet a line and proceeded to start playing with bluegills. I had a great time roaming around with F.
Sunday was a stand-down day. We got a paper in the AM, ate breakfast, looked at the paper and then returned to Bass Pro to get D#1 a fishing license. We picked up a few things that I thought would be handy for the next day fishing. Later, we went for a walk to the little waterfall in Waterfall Glen Preserve. No, it not named that because of the waterfall. It is actually named after Seymour Waterfall who was an early president of the Districts Board of Commissioners. The waterfall is man made. Zoey, the guard dog, went with us to keep us safe. She was hilarious as when D#1 was going to set her down in the water, the feet were going like she was swimming before touching the water.
We were off to Whalen Lake on Monday morning for all of us to play around. No one caught any large fish but due to my extreme expertise and endless patience, I was able to catch the smallest bluegill and this very small gobie pictured below.
The 18th was D#1's birthday and the 20th was mine. We split the date difference and went to Cooper's Hawk that evening. Cooper's is a winery and restaurant. It was excellent. Good wine, food and company. There is not much more for one to ask for!
On Tuesday D#1 and I returned to Whalen to play around with some more fish. My last day there went too quickly as always.
I was off to the airport Wednesday morning to wait out a thunderstorm to catch my flight. I thank D#1 and F for the hospitality and putting up with the "old man". I believe that I will switch modes and start fishing for the largest fish on the next trip!