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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 Denver and Beyond Once Again!

Day 1, Monday, May 17, Home to John’s in Gridley via CA99, I-5: 122 miles Honestly, I look forward to our adventures aboard Big Blue like a kid looks forward to Christmas – and that’s no exaggeration! The past two … Continue reading

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A Springtime Adventure To Arizona

Day 1, Saturday, April 10, Home to Tulare, CA via CA99: 152 miles The day finally arrived for my lovely Trail Buddy to join me for an adventure out of state – the first one together since September! If there’s … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration at Craig’s Castle!

Craig Enters His 60th YearIt’s Time to Celebrate! Day 1, Tuesday, April 6, Home to Stockton via CA99 Big Blue parked at Craig’s Castle for the party – and for the night. (Click to enlarge.) Our son, Craig, the one … Continue reading

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A Springtime Family Gathering in Gridley

Day 1, Wednesday, March 24, home to Gridley via CA99, I-5: 123 miles Our last visit to Gridley to see my sister, Gale, and brother-in-law, John, was back in November. That turned out to be our last visit with Gale, … Continue reading

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Search for Sunshine 2021 – Clear to Louisiana! (Second Try!)

Day 1, Tuesday, February 16, home to Tulare via CA99: 152 miles I had been very frustrated. This was my third attempt to find some warmth in Texas. It seemed that I hadn’t enough sense to give up. Last year’s … Continue reading

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2021 Search for Sunshine!

It’s Time for Texas! Day 1, Saturday, January 16, home to Tulare via CA99: 151 miles The isolation that my dear Wifey and I had inflicted upon ourselves due to the pandemic continued through the holidays and into January. The … Continue reading

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COVID BE DAMNED – I gotta hit the road!

Day 1, Wednesday, December 9, home to Tulare, CA via CA99: 152 miles The awful Covid pandemic has, sadly, gotten much worse lately than it ever has been. Presently spreading with over 200,000 new infections daily (U.S.) and over 2000 … Continue reading

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A November Trip to Rice Country and Gridley

Day 1, Tuesday, Election Day Nov. 3, Home to Gridley via CA99, I-5. Yep, another trip to my sis’ place to visit her and John – and to exercise Big Blue after almost a month of sitting. We’d visit again … Continue reading

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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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