In case there are concerned souls out there who think I have perished due to my lack of postings, let me assure you that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated! Over the last several months’ two significant events in my life crossed paths and have made me need to devote much energy in the preparations.
The first event was a trip two years in the planning to Florida to hunt the elusive Osceola Turkey. The second event was the study time and practice necessary to obtain my Registered Maine Guide License. Obviously, organizing for both of these events were all encompassing of my time and as I sit here now with both of the activities behind me I can finally breath a sign of relief.
The Osceola Turkey hunt was awesome and the complete story of that trip is in the works. More recently, however, is my passing today of what has been described as the “Toughest Test” . . . the Maine Guide Examination. 1 ½ hours of oral testing followed by a 260 question written test. The total “experience” took me over 2 ½ hours but in the end I succeeded!
Words can’t describe how happy I am to have finally achieved this personal life goal! I now am able to carry on the rich guiding tradition in my family that is comprised of two grandfathers, my father, Uncle and first Cousin! Take care all and have a great weekend!