Saturday, August 27, 2011

Away on Vacation and Hello Irene

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been away on vacation for a few weeks in the FL keys.  The first week was at a Boy Scout survival camp with my sons' scout troop - no running water, had to catch / find your food, sleep outside.  It was a lot of fun.  The highlight of week was a run in with a very curious 11 foot Hammerhead while kayak fishing with the troop.  While the shark was very well mannered, we all learned why fish tend to group together!  He followed us for 15-20 minutes and then went on his merry way.  I do have a better appreciation for how it feels to be in the middle of the food chain.

The second week, my wife joined us and we stayed in a nice hotel (which is next to the Boy scout Island!) where I continued to refine my very impressive laziness skills.  The picture shows my feet and my son way out on the resorts Hobie-cat sailboat.  The keys are a very nice place to visit and the fishing is fantastic.

Upon returning to MD, we started preparing for an uninvited guest, Hurricane Irene - she seems to be calming down a bit but it never pays to take chances with Hurricanes when you live on the coast.  Perhaps I'll get some war gaming in the next week or so.


paulalba said...

SOunds like a great break to me!

DeanM said...

Nice - sound great - don't worry about lack of posts - enjoy your summer - what's left of it. And, I swear that photo is a Corona ad :)! Best, Dean

Ray Rousell said...

Welcome back!! Sounds like a lot of fun, especially the topping up of the laziness skills!!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Welcome back and improving on laziness skills does require intense training and patience.;-)