A couple of days ago I e-mailed my nephew Brian with the idea of a near future fishing trip. These days I have to push myself to include others in my plans. As I've gotten older it's become easier to not ask others and then whine about having to fish alone. Brian and I had done earlier trips about twenty years ago and one last year. Of the three early ones, two came off. The second of the three was shut down when his four year old son broke his arm in a shopping accident. The first involved an all day effort to find a camping spot. The last was the infamous frozen out trip of '97. All three had their problems but the first was definitely okay.
In the e-mail I offered an anytime, anywhere proposition to include him saying no. As it turned out he said yes and thought the BWCA sounded great. Holey-moley. Could it be? I'm hoping. And a little pumped.