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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.

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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Summer Family Visit in Gridley

Another Visit to My Sis in Gridley Day 1, Tuesday, July 16, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 It was time to visit my dear twin sis in Gridley even though the summer temps in Gridley would be in … Continue reading

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To Denver and Arkansas. Again!

June 8, 2019, Preparing for Denver and (perhaps) Arkansas: Our long planned trip to see the kids near Denver had already taken a twist or two as we prepared. We had planned to take the south route and visit family … Continue reading

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A Visit to my Sis & John in Gridley

Day 1, Wednesday, home to Gridley via I-5, CA99, CA70 My visit to my sis’s place in Gridley earlier this month didn’t quite count because my dear Wifey wasn’t with me. In fact, I visited twice earlier this month when I drove … Continue reading

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To The Pacific Wonderland!

Another Oregon Adventure: Friday, May 3: Vanity can be an expensive fault, and when it comes to Big Blue, I can be pretty vain. She came with a pretty worn and nondescript mudflap when I bought her, so I had it … Continue reading

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A Second Visit to Gridley in Two Weeks

A second March visit with Gale and John – during  Jill and Craig’s visit from the snowy land of La Pine, Oregon! Day 1, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, to Gridley via I-5, CA99 We learned the past visit that Jill … Continue reading

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The First of Two March Visits to Gridley

Visit with Gale and John – and Kevin, too! Thursday, March 14, 2019, to Gridley via Sacramento Airport It was finally time to hit the road again, this time just a short jaunt to Gridley to visit my twin sis, … Continue reading

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2019 January Search for Sunshine

At Last! Bumming Around Again… Day 1, 2019-1-24, Thursday, home to Tulare, CA via CA99: 155 miles I was sooo overdue to enjoy that road-bum lifestyle! After all, it had been four months since my Iowa Loop adventure when I had … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018 and The Twins Turn 75!

Prologue: Nearly 6000 words to describe a 261 mile RV trip?! Absolutely! Our week long celebration of Christmas and The Twins 75th birthday turned out to be something very special – more special than any inkling I had as we planned … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving With The Families 2018

Time to be together with family… Day 1, Thursday, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 I was anxious to hit the road again, even if for just a couple hundred miles over three days. It was Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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A Mini Family Reunion in Gridley!

November 10, 2018 Another Visit to Gale and John’s… Day 1, Saturday, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 I was itching to get back on the road again, if only for a couple of days and a single night. … Continue reading

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A Harvest Time Gridley Visit

Day 1, Home to Gale and John’s near Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 We were due for a visit to see my dear twin sis, Gale, and John near Gridley which is only a bit over a hundred mile drive … Continue reading

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Another Adventure to Colorado and Thirteen Other States

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 on the Sierra foothills … 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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