It’s been a long time between posts. Nearly nine months. We’ve been trying to think up some great excuse for the lack of posts and have come up with lots of good ones.
The first excuse that comes to mind is the concept of being lost in Alaska. Our blogging initiative evaporated on the Kenai Peninsula when salmon started biting our bait and filling the freezer. Fishing is a little like getting lost. When the fish are biting, there’s nothing more important than catching one. After all, who wants to sit at a computer when the fish are biting? It’s like the bumper sticker we saw the other day that said “A bad day fishing is better than a good day _____” (insert any other activity here). So, yes, we were lost in Alaska.
Burn-out is another great excuse. You know, we were soooo busy that there was absolutely no time for writing. There were fish to catch and things to see and people to visit and business to do and, and, and games to play on the computer. Yep, totally stressed out.
Of course, there were days of driving. It’s over 6,000 miles from the Washington/Canada border to Alaska and back, and another 6,000 round-trip between there and Big Bend, TX. We can’t drive anywhere without looking for at least one geocache, sometimes many more. It took us almost nine months to get to where we are today. A journey that would have taken a normal person about 30 days to complete….
Finally, we spent four months working our tails off volunteering at Big Bend National Park. Nothing to it really. We put in about 50 hours a week and had a nice place to park The Dip for free. But really, do you want to sit down at the computer and write something after working all day? Did I mention that the 50 hours a week was between the two of us?
In reality, we just weren’t in the mood. Writing something that is worth reading by other people isn’t easy. Sure, there are times that the words spill out of our brains like water over a water fall, but the rest of the time it is akin to work. Yep, real work.