Lily goes fishing
Lily goes fishing
Consider the cat.
Trapped in a box,
uncertain whether Schrodinger,
the only person who knows he is there,
is alive or dead.
h/t to Chris Stewart for sharing…
Cat modeling courtesy of Porter Sadler
“Ooh, Las Vegas ain’t no place for a poor boy like me. Every time I hit your crystal city, you know you gonna make a wreck out of me.” – Gram Parsons
When I got the first text from Delta telling me that my flight home from Vegas Thursday was delayed I just knew my travel plans had started to circle the drain. I changed my flights to try and make it home, but a mechanical issue on the flight did me in. I will give Delta customer service credit they could’t have been nicer and more helpful, thanks to Kim Bailey on the phone and Georgie at the LAS check-in counter.
I was in Vegas for the AFFTA board meeting and the ICAST/IFTD trade shows. Three days of smoky hotel bars and scant periods of being outside had me more than ready for a return to the Shenandoah Valley.
Over the years I have learned to roll with travel snafus. So when I texted my buddy Chris Hunt telling him I was stuck in Vegas, his reply was “Glad your back. We’ll make the best of a bad situation ;-)”
And indeed we did!
After a quick trip back to the Convention Center to get in one more round of post show parties, I wound up eating in Chef Rick Moonen’s new restaurant Rx Boiler Room, with Hunt and Scott Hed of Sportsmen’s Alliance for Alaska fame. Rx rightly claims to be the “alchemy of food and drink.”
The food was exceptional! I enjoyed a lobster roll that would be proudly served in Newport (he knows his rolls) matched by outstanding service. Thanks Cecila!
The drinks are as special as the menu, so don’t settle for any of your standard cocktails, enjoy what the bar wizards concoct!
Hed knows Moonen from their work together on the Save Bristol Bay campaign and Savor Bristol Bay. Moonen is a sustainable seafood advocate who practices what he preaches and puts his money where your mouth is.
Eating at Rx gave us a chance to say thanks to Chef Moonen for his support for protecting Bristol Bay and for being such an excellent voice for sustainable seafood.
Another trip around the sun and this one was both fun and exciting. Here are a few of my favorite moments.
Started 2012 by spending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with a couple of newlyweds who had surprised us the day before by asking us to witness their marriage.
Added Lily to the family.
Caught a few fish…
Got to guide with a great bunch of guys!
We welcomed a grand child, Townes, to the family.
And spent another great year with my favorite person…
Last week I had the chance to do some tenkara demonstrations at The Sole Source’s Outdoor Adventure Fair.
Here is a short video of one of the casting demos.
Thanks to the folks at The Sole Source for sharing the video!
As a Mountain Khakis ambassador I know often it is my good looking pants rather than my rugged looks that gets attention. Since I am committed to both the brand and the lifestyle -who wouldn’t like dogs and trucks- I figured I could up my game for the spring. I mean MK has some great new tops and bottoms in the spring line up, I needed an edge. One my favorite MK photos was an inspiration but I wanted to compliment, not copy it.
Well I know I am not going to get any better looking but how can you resist this latest “accessory” to my wardrobe?!?
Last month I was a guest on Dave Stewart’s Wet Fly Swing podcast. Dave is great host, we chatted for over an hour and covered a lot of ground!
Kudos to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, now will the The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission step up?
Ten years have passed in a blink of the eye. This is the tribute I wrote for the News Virginian in 2009. I don’t think I can do any better today.