Merry Christmas to you! Isn't Christmas great? Of course, it depends on how you see Christmas.
I don't know that I'm a huge fan of all the gifts we think we need to get for the kids, but I guess we have made Christmas that way. But this year we have made a change in our approach, thanks to an article that my wife read in "Her Voice" - a publication put out by the Brainerd Dispatch. Thanks to Mary Aalgaard for writing. They can pick three gifts, representing what the three wise men took to the Christ child - one will be their gold gift, one their frankincense and one their myrrh. It really brought to light how spoiled they are.
On an outdoorsy note, we have ice, and good ice. It will vary in thickness from lake to lake and spot to spot, but we are off to a great start and the fishing has been good.
My story of the week is from a couple up here on their honeymoon and staying at the Whitefish Lodge. They wanted to spear, so I chipped a spear hole for them and plopped my Eskimo Quickfish 3 over the hole and let them have at it. I think it was a great way to spend four hours of their honeymoon (as long as they were here in Minnesota).
They speared a 4-pound northern and missed a pout! Now that's a marriage that will last.