Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You win some, you lose some and....
some you shouldn't even have dressed out for. I had a coach once who used to tell us that so this last week it lightened things up for Shark Team X as we went through the good, the bad and the ugly. Below is a pic of Friday's load. It was a phenomenal day. I personally caught at least a dozen Corvina and Slah had 2 gorgeous Pargo Colorado. We had at least 20 Corvina of the 'Chata' size as well as 3 or 4 large Corvina and a nice Robalo that 'T' caught.
We were right at the tip of the tide so I really don't think we were ever in danger of losing Ramon's truck but we certainly would have had a big job ahead of us once the surf receded if it hadn't been for that John Deere tractor. In any case, one thing I know about life is this,,,,you can't worry about what didn't happen. So, we continued up the beach another mile or so and went fishing....and....what a difference a few days make. The Ern caught a Corvina and Ramon a Corvina and Slah had a pargo but certainly not the day we had hoped for. But we got home safe and sound, no harm no foul....thanks for excitement guys.
For you boat guys check this deal out. I was at the Marina chatting with my buddy who is the harbormaster when I noticed a boat with quads. Well I've seen triples but this is my first set of 4...I can only imagine what that baby can do and how she must sound when all four are close to the red line...oh baby, that's some hardware there.
I got home from fishing just in time to take a nap and then off to the parade, after all it's fat Tuesday and we're in Mazatlan Mexico...who'sgonna miss that. Here's a pic of my running buddy sitting comfortably on a cement guard rail, ocean and sunseta to the back, parade to the front.
The theme for Carnaval 2015 was ' The dreams of Momo'. Now I got no idea who Momo is but he /she and guide # 003 are thinking a lot alike. It seems like old Momo is really into the fish and music and once I got over the part where Momo might be one of these intense ladies I got right in tune with the program. I'm really hoping this ain't Momo because if it is....well...she ain't very warm and inviting but maybe she's just all bark and no bite, who knows ?
So old Momo has got it figured. Whether you've got a skull message or the Octopuses Garden going on as long as you've got a guitar it's all good. I guess I'm getting pretty good at Mexico because last night at the parade I was actually used to hearing 5 different loud bands at once...and I was liking it.
The loudest band of the night was this float. It actually hurt a bit just like the Bachman Turner Overdrive concert that me MPeasy went to on our first date. I yelled to this trombone player to give him the ' you got goin on' sign and he made eye contact and signaled back....now we're musical buddies. See ya next year Amigo.
Talk about a beautiful spot. Some forward thinking engineer came up with the idea of using Palm trees for street lights. Unbelievable in the cool dept. The city took out those ugly old metal round poles like all the world has and planted these trees with lights attached....no wires, no glass shades....just a gorgeous feel and look. I snapped this pic as we walked along with our town leaving the parade.
So this what I'm trying to do and I think I'm getting close and I hope you are as well...what it really is is simple, freedom, that's what it is. One day at a time....see you next week, I hope you come back to Mile 14. I will.