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My buddy left a nice Orvis Fly rod leaning against the fence in the parking lot at the lower end of Skialak Lake on the Kenai at Jim's Landing in Alaska back in 2000.  We had just completed a harrowing journey across the lake in an inflatable raft with a small outboard, loaded with gear, 3 men, 2 stinking dogs, against a gale force wind with huge whitecaps.  Our "captain" pulled over once to smoke a doobie to get up the nerve to press on.

Did not even realize it till the next day as we were gathering up stuff for the return trip.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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I saw that one shoe on the highway. I always wondered what the story was 😄

Nothing.  I don’t have a car.  I haven’t had a car since the 70s.  My truck is too tall to put anything on top of it.

Had an old Maverick that had the huge back bumper. Left my nice Bending Branches canoe paddle lay on it from Eminence to St. Louis and it stayed.

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Drove out to Manhappenin, KS just for something to do a couple weeks ago. We stopped to get some ice cream and while fumbling around trying to get into the car I set my phone on the roof.

Later, as I was cruising down Highway 177 (the "Bill Snyder Highway" stretch) at the posted speed limit of 70 MPH, a hear a clunk. Then another. Then I had the 'Oh darn it!' moment. I looked in the rear view mirror to see my phone cartwheeling down the highway. 

I got over, found a turn around about a mile up, flipped a U, then found another, did a U and headed back. I knew almost exactly where it was going to be. I pulled up and saw it sitting on the shoulder of the highway. I hopped out figuring it would be toast and...

Nope. It was face down, but just a little scuff on one corner of the case and a little crack in the plastic near the camera. 



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