Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back In The Day

Back in the day I used to hit any mud bog within a 100 mile radius of my house.
I had some good trucks and some bad, but I was not looking to be a big winner, I just wanted to get in the slop and root it up

My younger brother has taken up the mud racing now, and the big thing to do around here is to use a mini truck with a big motor

He took his ranger and put it on a full size Ford truck frame

Bolted in a 460 ci motor, and had a really lightweight truck with plenty of horsepower. He hopes to have all the bugs worked out in the next few weeks to make his first run of the year

The mud season has already started here, so he went to his original mud truck this past weekend just for fun

As for me, I have taken on the task of stripping out an old 5th wheel camper so we can fabricate a bigger, stronger trailer to haul his Ford Ranger beast around on
It is my contribution to the team I guess, and it gives me something to do
You can check his pics and story of the truck build here

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Training ( kinda )

After more than a week of warm dry days here, T ball practice started today with light wind and 40 degree temps, and rain moving in.

Despite the cold, the kids got in a good practice, they got to run the basses and burn off a little energy

And they got the chance to hit the ball a few times.
They have 4 weeks of practices before the first game, so I now have plans for my Wednesday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, I can't wait

Friday, March 13, 2009

In just a matter of a few day's, we go from this,

To this.

It has been in the mid to upper 60's for the last few days. Walking around in short sleeves, and driving with the windows down. But this morning we wake up to some snowfall again.

Oh well, it is not sticking, and it mostly melts when it hits the ground. The little tease of warm weather had me out in the shed looking over my fishing rods and checking my baits.Here where I live on the Potomac in the Northern Neck, just above the Chesapeake Bay, Many people are preparing for the migration of the Rockfish that come in around late April to early June.

The ads are out for charters as well for the early run that has already started in the mouth of the bay, and word has it that some big fish are being caught.

As for me, I have my own boat, so I wait until the fish get into the Potomac near Westmoreland State Park and troll for them as they continue towards the 301 Bridge. I give it about another 2 weeks and I will take the boat down and put in at Colonial Beach for a trip to St. Clements Island and back up to the 301 bridge for a look see.