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A Thankful Outpouring for a Year of Outdoors-ing

19 Reasons for this Outdoor Enthusiast to give Thanks this Thanksgiving We all get it. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. We’ve been reading lists most of our lives about what people are thankful for. Family, friends, food … these standards top almost any list. But have you ever considered what you are thankful […]

Whitetail Deer

Swim, Forest (Animals)! SWIM!

Sometimes life in the wilderness is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. This particular night at my place on Roosevelt Lake in Outing, Minnesota was definitely one of those times. Never in a million years did I expect to witness this blockbuster event so up close and personal. […]

A Fisherman’s Dream … Right at My Fingertips!

Feeding the Tarpon at Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida As I strolled down the dock, tin bait bucket in hand, I could almost hear the stomachs of about a thousand pelicans growling with hunger pangs. Their eyes followed me all the way to the end of the boards, anxiously waiting to see what would come […]

Snuffed Out at the Resort

Despite all of the happy tales that prompted me to start this blog, the great outdoors aren’t ALWAYS kind to me. One of my earliest recollections of a “Clark Griswold” camping moment (you know, Chevy Chase’s character that couldn’t seem to do anything right in the National Lampoon movie) came when I was just 5 […]