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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.

To Colorado and Oregon!

…Oregon, Maybe – If We Can Find it In the Ashes. Day 1, Sunday, September 20, Home to Gridley via CA99: 120 miles Hallelujah! It was finally time to hit the road again, and I had been so antsy to … Continue reading

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Bummin’ Around the Country – At Last!

And it sure felt satisfying (but only with the comforts of Big Blue)! Day 1, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 122 miles Again, I counted the minutes for about the past two weeks as … Continue reading

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July 2020, A Miraculous Family Reunion!

A Family Gathering in Gridley – Again! Day 1, Saturday, July 18, 2020, home to Gridley via CA99 We had planned weeks ago for another visit to my twin sis, Gale, and her husband, John. They live in the country just … Continue reading

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To Gridley and, Finally, Oregon (The Good Times Margarita Tour!)

Day 1, Sunday, June 14, To Gridley via I-5, CA99: 131 miles The day arrived when we could head north, and for a change, clear to Oregon! En route to Oregon, we would make my sixth grocery run to my … Continue reading

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A 2-fer-1 Deal and Grocery Run #5

Day 1, Saturday, May 30, to Stockton We had an invite from our granddaughter, Breanne, who lives near San Francisco, to come to her dad’s home in Stockton this past Saturday evening because she’d be there. And she wanted to … Continue reading

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The Grocery Runs Continue – #4

Prep-Day, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Readers familiar with my RV adventures aboard Big Blue II are likely aware of my adversarial relationship with the refrigerator aboard the coach. It has been one of frustration and “partial” repairs. Modern RV refrigerators … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2020 – A Mini-Reunion

We guessed (hoped!) we were about mid-stream of the Covid-19 panic and we CRAVED some togetherness… Day 1, Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, home to Craig’s Castle, a very short drive of about 25 miles… We were invited by our … Continue reading

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…and Another Grocery Run for my Mental Health!

Grocery Run #3 Day 1, Thursday, April 30, to Gridley via CA99, I-5 Although I’d made two nearly identical trips in the prior four weeks, I was looking forward to this trip with excitement. Driving just 240 miles or so … Continue reading

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Overnight Grocery Run #2

Grocery Run #2 Day 1, Thursday, April 16, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99 Since my last trip, two weeks ago, I planned to head north to Gridley for groceries again – and for all the right reasons: 1. I’d … Continue reading

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To Gridley for My Mental Health – and Groceries!

Day 1, Thursday, April 2, 2020, a mental therapy trip from home to Gridley via CA99, I-5, CA70: 240 miles total trip The Covid-19 scare was in full swing at the time of this trip! My dear Lavonne and I … Continue reading

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Covid-19 is cooling my heels…

…and it ain’t much fun! March 28, 2020, Saturday, in isolation at home. Sad. Isolated and nearly home bound and I couldn’t do much driving anywhere! It seemed the best I could do was step outside and look longingly at … Continue reading

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A Much Anticipated Trip to Gridley

2020-2-27 Home to Gridley and My Sis via CA99, I-5: 124 miles After the very disappointing – and aborted – Search for Sunshine 2020, I was in a deep funk over the experience. I had to get Big Blue fixed … Continue reading

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A Disappointing Search for Sunshine 2020!

January, 2020 : Preparation… It had been cold in the Central Valley in January – cold for wimps like me and I had struggled to stay warm, even indoors. It was definitely time to begin my 2020 Search for Sunshine … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 – and Growing Older With my Twin Sister!

 Christmas 2019 Wednesday, Day 1, Christmas, home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 As sure as Christmas rolls around this time of year, we rolled north to spend the day with family at our son’s lovely home in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019: Time for Family & Food!

Let’s give thanks – and then pig-out… 2019-11-28 Thursday, Day 1, to Craig’s Castle Thanksgiving seems to roll around every fourth Thursday in November, and plans were already in place to spend time with family. Our Thanksgiving day would be … Continue reading

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I Love Trucks!

My son, Dean, at about nine years old, and I pose next to a Mack, one of many trucks I drove during my truckin’ days. C1979 I drove big rigs for about ten years, pretty much during the decade of the … Continue reading

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Two Visits To Gridley in Two Weeks!

First visit of two to Gale and John’s in the Country in two weeks Day 1, Thursday, October 24, to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 131 miles  It was time to pay a visit to my dear sis and her hubby, … Continue reading

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Winnie Wino Tour 2019

The Winnie Wino Tour 2019! Saturday, October 19, 2019, A Family Trip to Murphys, CA via CA88, CA12, CA49: 191 miles The day finally arrived to load a few things onto the coach and take a few family members on … Continue reading

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To Oregon, Colorado and Beyond!

Day 1, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Home to my Sis’ near Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 124 miles We hadn’t been on a trip out of Kalifornistan since June’s adventure to Colorado and Arkansas. I was counting down the minutes … Continue reading

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Family Gathering at Craig’s Castle

August 2019 – Dean and family visit at Craig’s in Stockton Day 1, Friday, August 2, we gather at Craig’s in Stockton It had been a long while since we saw our son, Dean, and his family – it was … Continue reading

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