Gone fishin’ … um, make that galavantin’.

I felt like I should hang out a sign when I departed this morning on my walk: “Gone Galavantin’ – back in a bit” – you know, kind of like a fisherman does when he heads out, pole in hand and a can of night crawlers and his favorite lures within easy reach.

I meandered along leisurely, lollygagging as much as I could to extend my trip and enjoy the beautiful day. I was happy to stray from the regular schedule, because, even though it was a work day, I was not in a terrible hurry to get back home since my boss is sailing the Great Lakes today and through the weekend on the cement-hauling freighter, the Steamship Alpena. He packed up his sailor’s duffel bag and left the port of Detroit today; the next stop will be Cleveland, Ohio and then he will hop off in Alpena, Michigan on Sunday. It promises to be a perfect weather weekend, so he lucked out this time – sometimes when he has sailed on this annual jaunt, it has been rainy and stormy, or cold and very breezy out on the “high seas”.

The weather here in my neck of the woods was picture perfect today, and, when I stepped out of the house for my walk it was a cool 56 degrees and a little breezy. The Summer heat and humidity have taken a brief hiatus – I can’t say I’m sorry to see them go.

I had a slew of errands which could have been done by car easily enough, but they were all along Fort Street, so I decided to tackle that list on foot.

While pounding the pavement along the highway is neither picturesque, nor does it produce much fodder for a blog post, it was an easy-breezy way to add another five miles to my total.

Despite the blah-and-boring venue, I have to agree with the poet and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who would tell you “an early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

Tomorrow, I’ll return to Council Point Park and commune with Mother Nature’s marvels instead of MDOT’s mundane asphalt and cement.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Gone fishin’ … um, make that galavantin’.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    It was and still is a fabulous day. In a perfect world this is what we would have. The clouds are perfect too.


    • lindasschaub says:

      It is beautiful out – isn’t it? I heard, with the exception of rainy weather Sunday afternoon or evening, most of next week will be cooler, just like yesterday and today – definitely my kind of weather Marge.


  2. ann marie stevens says:

    So Miss Linda where did you get those fishing lures and reel and new rod from?………don’t tell me you used to go fishing too?…………….we fished for over 28 years………………….this is our first summer my husband doesn’t want to go out……………………………..your one heck of a young lady……………


  3. lindasschaub says:

    Now, I’m going to disappoint you Ann Marie as I only went fishing once in my lifetime – and we had rented that cottage I mentioned a few posts ago. My father went and bought a fancy fishing rod, a tacklebox and some lures and he bought me a “kid’s pole” … just a bamboo pole, with a string. I went out in the boat fishing with him. I just had a bobber, no lure, just a hook. We took along some popcorn to munch on. I put a popped kernel on the hook, caught a muskie or a pike – can’t remember, but it was right away – my father came back with nothing. 🙂


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