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California Country



Well, before you read this you should know this isn' t a fishing or hunting story. I just got back from a trip to California to see my sister and we we're discussing how I came up with the name Buck Dandy. Buck Dandy originated when Joefish (as known here on OAF) and I started videotaping our outdoor adventures about fifteen years ago. We were trying to come up with some alias's and we chose Buck and Luke, last names came later. Now wherever we go and start talking about fishing and hunting we refer to ourselves as Buck and Luke, kinda hokey, I know. Now my sister, who lives in California, knows about this site and logs on to our blogs and reads about what we've been doing, and she is giving me grief because she was back over Thanksgiving and I didn't write about our duck hunting adventures while she was here. So I'll tell you about my trip to California to see her. We flew into Ontario, CA and drove to Palm Springs out in the desert where she lives. We got in late so we had a few drinks, stayed up late reliving old memories, and called it a night. The next day we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of San Gorgonio, it is one of only two revolving aerial trams which allows you to see 360* views as you go up the mountain. The other is in Switzerland. We spent the day in Palm Springs and then went up to Pioneertown to a restaurant and bar called Pappy & Harriett's, there were two live bands that night and it was a lot of fun. The next day we drove up to Big Bear Lake and toured the town of Big Bear, spent the day there and went back to PS. On Sunday we watched the Daytona 500, what a downer, the race I mean, and had a small gathering with friends, ate, drank and made merry. I love southern California but what I noticed is that there isn't a lot of wild creatures to see like there is here in Missouri. There is plenty of "wild" life to experience though. I thought about checking out some of the lakes that are nearby, well known for the lunker bass you can catch, up to 20+ lbs in some of the reservoirs, but will save that for the next trip out there. So in case she logs on here and checks this out, I wanted to write this and appease her and I'll promise that the next time she comes back I'll write about the hunting adventures we have. So until then, stay tuned and I'll be back with more from the outdoors featuring Buck and Luke!! aka Joefish!


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