Road Nomads


by William Crisp


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 

– Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

I agree with Ursula. On hunting and fishing trips, the journey is as fun as the destination. While travelling with the guys is one thing, travelling with your wife adds a little more pressure. Even if she knows that on a road trip, not everything goes as planned. On this trip I quoted to her one of my favorite hunting companions who likes to say, with a smile, “If everything went as planned, it wouldn’t be perfect.”

“He’s an idiot” was her response. No pressure on this trip.

Luckily, the journey down to Florida wasn’t perfect, it went exactly as planned, we even arrived early and got to fish camp in plenty of time to enjoy the first day. The second day went off without a hitch, even though that day included a four hour round trip across the state. That was another sun splashed day where everything went off without a hitch.


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