What a wonderful way to spend time with friends and
family! This site is our way to share the experience with everyone. We'll include days on the Mississippi River and some of
Minnesota's finest lakes year round along with our best memories, some good laughs and favorite pictures.
Our latest trip was during the first weekend in January where we ventured to Pequot Lakes, MN for some ice fishing. With
Erik at my side, and Dick as our confident guide, we had a "panfishing" bonanza - filling our bucket with a dinner or two
of sunfish and crappie. Dick has been family to me since I was barely a teenager at which time his son, Brian, and I became
great friends. The Becker family, including uncles, siblings and grandparents are a family who have always given me a sense
of belonging - of course only after I knew where the cookie jar and snack drawers were! I will always be thankful for their
friendships. It is a real treasure to be able to share these moments and friendships with my son and to share the stories
of growing up as a young boy around the Becker family.
The first January weekend in Minnesota....Brrrr? Not at all! Sibley Lake welcomed us with temperatures in the upper 30's.
We were able to enjoy the luxury of fishing on the ice- minus gloves and hats for a couple hours. Erik and I had a terrific
time, and as a typical nine-year-old, Erik enjoyed the 4-wheeler rides to and from the lake as much as he probably enjoyed
fishing. We also learned how to scale fish "production style" with a bucket and a drill....quite amazing that this contraption
even works. While I'm one that loves gadgets, had I have seen this on a shelf in a sporting goods store, I would have immediately
discounted as a big gimmick. But now, thanks to Dick and Bob, I'm on the hunt for my own buck'o'scaler and will soon be converting
others to this time saving, family friendly, spoon saving scaling method. Laugh now, but I'll bet that once you see it in
action, you'll either be calling me to borrow it or you'll be buying your own!
for visiting...Hey, I got a bite!
|Erik - this is the greatest time...thanks Dick!