Don’t Stop Beliezing

As you may recall I went to Belize last month with a group of college girlfriends to collectively celebrate our 40th birthdays. I have been dying to give you all a detailed fishing report of my two days chasing bonefish but life has me going a thousand directions. Mommy-mode, wife-mode, and of course…working on writing [...]

Wynona’s Big Brown Beaverhead

Okay, so the only brown we caught on the Beaverhead wasn’t big at all, it was a teeny little guy, but we did have two days of primus prime primo dry fly fishing on the Beaverhead catching several nice rainbows. I caught this fish on a trico right out of the gate.   The Professor [...]

Truth In Advertising

They bill The Texas Water Safari as “The World’s Toughest Boat Race” and frankly, I think they nailed the tagline. This was the hardest thing I have ever done. I am feeling pretty good after the race, my hands are achy and still a bit swollen, my legs are covered in poison ivy, I am [...]

Playing Chicken With a Goose

Banning and I paddled 40 miles on the San Marcos today, so it’s hard to think all the way back to this morning when we were in the City Park parking lot gearing up and being harassed by a goose who was essentially trying to canoe-jack us. Banning got sick of it and decided to [...]


After a great day on the water in the Bahamas my dad and I were loitering around the dock waiting for my mom and Little Chick to retrieve us. Okay, truth be told he was dealing with all the gear, I was loitering. And I found this sun-bleached little crab claw… Photo and video editing [...]

Manskirts – Herd of Em?

Spare me all your kind-hearted emails pointing out all the typos in this post. I am exhausted, I am uninspired by reality, and my heart (and brain) are still somewhere in Live Oak Florida dancing under the fullish moon and Spanish moss. We spent the weekend camping and grooving to the music at Springfest. Those [...]

Bone of Contention

I would like to log a formal complaint to Someone In Charge: Why exactly did my bonefishing trip have to end? We had a spectacular time in Exuma. This year, for the first time ever Little Chick was invited to come along on the annual bonefishing trip. She loved it! And it was a treat [...]

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Mayfly

Yesterday Banning and I did our first long training run, paddling just under 30 miles. To this point we’d only paddled on Town Lake, and seven or eight miles was our maximum. We joined Safari veteran and adventure racer, Debbie Richardson, who is in the middle of a seventeen day paddle journey covering the Colorado [...]

Lache Pas La Patate

Lache pas la patate, literal translation is “Don’t Let Go of the Potato.” But when uttered by a Cajun it means “Don’t Ever Give Up” – no doubt a regular battle cry for this hearty stock of people who embody good old-fashioned stick-to-it-tiveness. And gusto. And gumbo. So despite the fact that cold temps and [...]

My Huckleberry Friend

Time to get back in the canoe. With less than five months to train for the Texas Water Safari, I am definitely starting to feel the pressure. I’m gathering up all my cold weather fishing gear/clothing to resume paddle training this week. I’m not going to look like a professional paddler, that’s for certain, but [...]

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