I was out of the office last week on a fishing trip to Northern Minnesota. I went with three of my high school friends, which we have done on an annual basis for some time. We had a great time fishing, chatting and generally relaxing. The weather was good and we even caught some nice fish. A few of the crappies were the biggest ones I’ve ever caught, measuring in the 15″ to 17″ range.  There is hardly anthing better than relaxing on a deck overlooking a Minnesota lake watching a lovely sunset.

After the fishing trip I was dropped off at my lake cottage where my family joined me. Ellen and I had our three children, spouses and friends, and our two grandchildren with us….a full house. Again, we had perfect weather and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.