Long Lake

*I initially wrote this as a trip report for our shop’s blog:www.greatoutdoorshop.wordpress.com. However, I tweaked it a bit on this posting.*

Manlegs and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous fall day and head to Long Lake for some fishing. And by “fishing” I mean that he actually fished and I actually read a good book.

Here’s the deal: Long Lake is beautiful. Long Lake is quiet. Long Lake is easy to get to. Why?

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Leopard and Cheetah, Turbo and Gog, Sierra and Liz

When I was digging around in my cupboard for my recipe book today I found these photos that I had sealed away for safekeeping, and I got totally distracted as I opened them up and looked through them again.

When Turbo was very small, I thought about having a portrait done of her…and then I just never did. I don’t know why I never did. The thought would enter my brain every now and then, and I’d just kind of shove it aside. It wasn’t for any specific reason, but there was a hesitation there and I never really could figure out why I just didn’t get it done.

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Turbo’s Choice Chili

Fall is in the air, and that can only mean one thing…chili.

Chili is like that rare movie that is actually better than it’s book counterpart, in that the leftovers are actually better than the original. I like to call it the Fight Club of food for that very reason. Chili just gets better and better the more you freeze and reheat it, so when I make chili, I MAKE CHILI.

So, with that said, this recipe is pretty much double a normal chili recipe. So, unless you’re up for an epic chili-making endeavor you will probably want to halve this recipe (at least).

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