A few tales off the boat….

My wife and I have enjoyed the fishing off-season doing some traveling.  Seeing the country in a motor home is just beautiful! Looking through those big old windows watching the country go by is just relaxing, but just when everything is just right in the world something seems to always start breaking!!

My Grandson Sawyer and I were throwing rocks off the side of Wolf Creek Pass, elevation almost 12000 ft. and 10 miles long, listening to see how long they rolled down the mountain while we rested the brakes on the motor home. I spotted a nice chunking size boulder that reminded me of the time me and my buds had burned up our brakes on a hunting trip and my quick thinking friend riding Shotgun jumped out and grabbed a nice boulder slammed it under the wheel of our old truck and brought us to a lurching stop!! Yes you can imagine we were kind of young and foolish back then. Anyway, we rested on Wolf Creek Pass for a full hour and came safely on down the mountain!

Next day it was Chama Pass at 8000 ft. We handled it perfectly until at the very bottom the Big Ford Triton decided to lock up.  It was Vapor locked from the high altitude. I pulled the old flat lander’s trick by loosening the gas cap and opening the big air filter box giving it more air and the Old girl powered right up! There’s more but I’ll spare you.

We are done with the sight seeing. Daughter Georgana and Sawyer are back home. Granny and I are enjoying our time together in the cool mountain air of Ruidoso! Thanks everyone for letting me share.

I’m booking for Labor Day and fall fishing!  To get one of these dates call me at 214-728-3310.

Bob Holmes
The longest running fishing guide on the lake and still the Striper Lake Record Holder
214 728 3310

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