Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I'm pretty much bound and determined at this point to make this fishing trip happen. Why? Cause' I want to go fishin' on the sea!
Umm, it only made me want to go more after talking with another driver from our company that works for another division today.  We were both at one of our company's plumbing stores  - he works for fire and I work for waterworks.  We run into each other here and there.  We started chatting and I told him about my plans to go seafishing.  He was all bright-eyed after that and declared he had just gone last weekend.

The dude knows a lot more about fishing than I do.  I used to love fishing when I was a kid, but I just haven't done much of it in my adult life.  He figured we should go on an overnight trip.  Great, but the company I found isn't doing overnighters  the week we are going to go.  The day I want to go is a 13 hour trip - the entire week has only 13 hour trips.  I will continue to look for different sportfishing companies, but I am not going to look forever.  An entire day on the ocean will be fun and that's good enough for me.

Anyway, besides suggesting the type of lure I should use - which was good information - he also suggested going to a doctor and getting a patch that you put behind your ear to eliminate any possibility of getting sea-sickness.  You know, I am confident that if I were on boats often enough, it would never happen. But last year, when the boat was anchored in very choppy waters around the Coronado Islands, that boat was getting heaved all over the place and I eventually started to feel it.  I took a dramamine pill, which helped, but  I would rather not have to even think about it.

Oh, and I would think about the company we went with last year, but they raised all of their rates.  The overnight rate went up by $40 per person and I am not interested in paying that much money for an overnight trip.

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Nice. I have been dumping change into that big container for months now.  All the time, every day: whatever's in there, dump it in there.  I handed the thing to my son today and asked  him to go and take it to a Coinstar machine and see what happens.  I figured at least $100.  There was $170 in change plus $85 in bills.  I also found the Motel 6 coupon for a free night's stay.  Good til' the 27th of this month.  Yup, we'll be staying on the 13th and the 14th - I am not driving home after a whole day on the ocean, just like last year, I KNOW I won't want to drive home and will be staying in a hotel.

The end.

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