This trip to Canada was a good one, despite some minor inconveniences. Much good food was eaten [I’ve regained all the weight I lost through mono], many many fish were caught, and I even managed to get a little suntan.
The drive was a bit grueling, but then, it always is. Nothing simple about a 20 hour drive. We stopped at Gander Mountain in Duluth, to buy some tackle [they had free wireless, but I didn’t get a chance to post anything] and for dinner we ate, once again, at The Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant, a veritable oasis of young, hot waitresses, before skedaddling up to International Falls and Fort Frances. [The Duty Free store in International Falls had free wireless too.] After we crossed the border to Fort Frances we drove about a block to our old ha’nt, the Makabi Inn. We made it to Ejay’s [now under new management, and called JR’s] at about noon the next day, unloaded everything in the bright sun and went fishing. Within five minutes of casting the first line in the water, my uncle caught a 19 inch walleye. It was hot.
Of course, the next three days it rained the entire time. But with the fishing as excellent as it was we kind of forgot about being cold and clammy and wet. We stopped fishing to eat and stopped eating to fish, and let me tell you, I packed it away all week long. Toward the end of the week my appetite returned to normal and I decided I must have finally gotten back to normal Adam-weight.
The new camp owner was a really nice guy, but he’s gonna need some help. It isn’t easy to run a camp all by yourself. He’s got some upgrades in mind though, one of which is wireless internet. Imagine that, wireless internet an hour from the nearest town, when the phone itself is still a radio phone. That would rock.
I don’t have any pictures this year because my camera gave up the ghost. I’ve got a freezer full of fish and 4 possible meals planned with others to help eat it all. Now that I’m back I have to jump back into Tremont stuff. We’ve got a hug neighborhood yard sale this weekend.