Well I was lucky enough to make it to my annual Fly Fishing trip this year after all. I was almost certain with all my job troubles these past months that this wasn't going to happen. I’m so happy that I was able to squeeze it in. A bit of a change this year however, as my regular yearly partner being my brother did not come this year. Instead I had the pleasure of taking my step father Bryan up to my secret little fishing hole. I was pleased to be able to have him come along as we had a great time. I have been drawing closer and closer to Bryan lately through all of my outdoor adventures. Truly a blessing as he's become the only father figure I’ve ever known in my life albeit a bit late in life. We share the same interests and I just know I can learn allot from him. I never quite realized all these years how much I have missed out on when it comes to the father/ son bonding that happens. That is if you’re lucky enough to have a father worth spending time with.
Some of you know but for those who don’t well I grew up without a father but for the most part I didn't feel I missed out on anything nor did I regret not having one around. My mother did a wonderful job filling in for both rolls as best as she could. Lately though I have come to realise some of the unknown experiences a son can have with his father and now have come to cherish each and every opportunity I get to gain some manly experience and bonding with Bryan. Part of me wishes the opportunity would have come a little earlier in life but hey I still have a few years left in me and am a firm believer in lifelong learning so I will soak up everything I can get.
Well that's all for now but stay tuned as the wife and I are gearing up for a week away in Princeton for a huge Geocaching event we will be attending. Watch for the report and picture movie soon.