The pictures today are all of my oldest son, and they're all pictures that he sent me that he took with his phone. He's a heavy equipment operator and this is a picture of the rig he was operating up in Montana stripping overburden from a coal seam.
But these pictures aren't about his job, there about fishing. A little over a month ago he moved from Montana to southern Louisiana, partially because he loves fishing and he wanted to be near a place where he could fish in salt and freshwater, so southern Louisiana was the place to be.
He not only loves fishing but he is the best I've ever seen at it. And even though in the beginning I taught him everything he knows about fishing, I don't know how he got to be a better fisherman than me... But he did.
My granddaughter wasn't feeling too well today, so since it's still pretty chilly here in Denver, it was decided that the kids needed to lay low and not go running around outside with the other kids. My granddaughter's preschool is over for the summer, and my grandson's first-grade class will be finished tomorrow.
It's just now starting to warm up in Denver, it managed to crawl up to 70° this afternoon, and it was sunny for most of the day, so I was finally able to walk around without a coat on for at least some of the day.
I took my first baby step towards getting the bronco ready to sell by removing three of the four solar panels, which will lighten the load on cranking up the roof and be fewer solar panels I have to buy when I get another camper. But the most important thing I have to do is get the stuff out of my storage room and put the bronco back the way it was when I bought it.
People don't generally like things that have been personalized or customized by someone else. In general, you get the most money for something if it looks like it just came from the factory, no matter how much money you spent "improving" it. I don't know if having a bunch of solar panels on the roof of an RV increases its value are not, but since most folks aren't boondockers, I would think a lot of RVers probably wouldn't care one way or another, but I usually default to "stock" as generally better, and easier to sell.
My boy fishes for sport, he just loves being on the water and catching fish. He returns all the fish he catches back to the water. Which is why some of these pictures aren't that great, he wants to take a picture and get them back in the water as quickly as possible.
Where he's at there is saltwater, freshwater, and brackish water. And each one is good for fishing.
He just bought a gadget that is used to pick up a fish by their lower jaw without harming them, so he can get a picture and get them back in the water as quick as possible.
Think about it, who would believe this stuff without pictures.
None of these are the same fish, he actually catches so many big fish he doesn't need to make up fish stories... I've stood there and watched him do it.
Even as a little kid he was a good fisherman. I don't know how but he's always managed to catch fish when nobody else is getting a bite.
He doesn't care what kind of fish it is, Catfish, Sharks, or Drum he doesn't care he just likes the fight.
I enjoyed fishing, and did it for most of my life, but now that I'm retired its just one more hobby that I don't have room for so I leave catching fish like this to my son... He's better at it than I ever was anyway.
Even an Alligator Gar puts up a great fight, and their heavy enough he has to put a rope around it to pull it up on shore without getting bit.
He's only been fishing these waters for about a month and a half and somehow despite working a full-time job he's figured out how to catch fish like this any time he goes fishing... I'm amazed, and proud.