Author Archives: FishWisher

About FishWisher

Over the years I have posted many exciting fishing and boating stories here, but now in my seventies, it was time to sell the boat and find less demanding pastimes. All the fishing stories are still here! I will now post my travels aboard the motorhome and other activities. I hope y'all will still enjoy the fishing and boating adventures and perhaps peek in on my post-boating activities on occasion. Thanks for dropping in and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Another Adventure to Denver & Beyond!

September 10, 2018, Monday, home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99: 121 miles It was more than time to head to Denver and make up for that aborted trip back in June due to engine overheating – an issue fixed … Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip to Gridley

Monday, August 6, 2018, Day 1, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99. It was the dog days of summer, and we wanted to go see my twin sis, Gale, and her hubby John, in Gridley – even though the days … Continue reading

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A Summertime Chicken Run…

A Chicken Run to Minnesota and (hopefully) Cooler Weather…  2018-7-9, Monday, Home to Winnemucca, NV via CA99, I-80: 348 miles As I wrote in the epilogue of my last post, I had an itch to scratch. Only a long, long … Continue reading

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A Brief Trip after the Major Repair…

A Major Repair + A Quick Trip to Gridley… As I patiently awaited the return of Big Blue II from the shop after our latest failed trip to Graceland, it dawned on me that perhaps I should begin the blog … Continue reading

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Another Denver and Beyond Adventure Aborted!

To Denver and the kids… and then? June 11, 2018, Monday, Day 1, to Gridley, CA via CA99: 117 miles It was back in April that we visited Oregon, and my “Search for Sunshine” adventure to Texas was back in … Continue reading

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Another Family Gathering in Woodland

2013-5-30 Home to Woodland, CA and back via SR99, I-5: 158 miles It had been a few months since our last get together when my twin sis, Gale and hubby, John, drove down from Gridley, my cousin Murle drove up … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Oregon

April… and time to hit the road! 2018-4-18, Wednesday, Day 1, Home to my sis’ place in Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 118 miles My beloved Big Blue was the shop for four weeks during March, and this month she … Continue reading

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My Boat History Page…

This post is to announce that I have added a full page of the history of my many boats. That page is linked here, so please click to see the new, complete list of my entirely too many boats, and … Continue reading

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M’Boy Visits from SoCal!

Day 1, Saturday, March 3, 2018, Home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 I told my son, Dean, on my last trip to his place in Oceanside back in August, that I was too old to deal with the hellacious … Continue reading

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My Sweet Lavonne’s 75th Birthday… on Valentine’s Day!

Day 1, Feb. 17, Saturday, Home to Craig’s in Stockton via CA99, I-5: My dear Wifey was born on Valentine’s Day a long, long time ago and Valentine’s Day 2018 marked her 75th birthday! The family planned a big party … Continue reading

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2018 Winter Search for Sunshine

Bumming Around Texas in the Sunshine! 2018 – Jan 22 thru Feb 3 Day 1, Home to Tulare, CA via SR99: 157 miles The cold, grey, winter days in the San Joaquin Valley were getting to me and it was … Continue reading

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A Family Gathering for Lunch

2017-1-11 Thursday, To Lodi for lunch: 63 miles ’round trip. The plan was to have lunch in Woodland with my sis, Gale, and her husband who would drive down from Gridley. My cousin Harris and wife Barbara from would drive … Continue reading

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Christmas/Birthday 2017

 2017-12-24, Sunday, home to Craig’s Castle For Christmas The Christmas season had come, as it always seems to do this time of year, and it was time again to gather with family. We would spend three nights on Craig’s driveway … Continue reading

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Back on the Road!

Big Blue II makes her inaugural run at Thanksgiving time – and a delayed trip to my sis, Gale and her hubby, John, a few days later… Thursday, November 23, 2017, Home to Craig’s in Stockton: 43 miles total. After … Continue reading

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A Fall Cross-Country Adventure Ends Tragically…

The Adventure that Ended in Tragedy… During the days leading up to our Fall adventure… Our adventure was planned for almost a month, and honestly, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas – I counted down the weeks, the … Continue reading

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A Summer Visit to the Kids in Oceanside

August 24, 2017, Thursday, Day 1, Home to Frazier Park, CA via SR99, I-5: 260 miles I usually visit my son, Dean, and family in July, but somehow this trip was delayed and I don’t even remember why. But the … Continue reading

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A Summertime Visit to my Sis in Gridley…

Day 1, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, SR99: 122 miles This trip was first planned to be a week earlier, but summertime in the Central Valley being what it is, and the forecast predicting 109° … Continue reading

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Another Family Day in Woodland

July 25, 2017 Home to Woodland, CA and Return: 160 miles We enjoyed a gathering of the clan back in January and enjoyed ourselves so much that we gathered again – and it was relatively easy to organize because everyone … Continue reading

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June 2017 To Gridley and on to Denver!

2017-6-12, Day 1, Monday, Home to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 123 miles It was just three weeks since I got home from my 16 state adventure to Dean’s in Oceanside and beyond – clear to Kentucky. And it was a … Continue reading

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On The Road to… Paducah !? Page 2

The adventure continues as I return home… This is Page 2; Page 1 is here. Day 10, Saturday, May 13, 2017, Paducah, KY to Macon, MO via I-24, I-57, IL54, IL3, I-255, I-64, I-70, US63: 351 miles It was a very quiet … Continue reading

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