Ready and Rolling: Spiders, Tenting and Meeting a Survivor

There comes a time in most mens' lives when he needs a tent. Then there comes a time in that man's life when he needs a tent for two. Then, although not always, that man will need a tent for one again. I accidentally set up the wrong one first, which I found out when the rain tarp wouldn't cover it. I must have grabbed both in my rush to get on the road.

There comes a time in most mens’ lives when he needs a tent. Then there comes a time in that man’s life when he needs a tent for two. Then, although not always, that man will need a tent for one again. I accidentally set up the wrong one first, which I found out when the rain tarp wouldn’t cover it. I must have grabbed both in my rush to get on the road.

That thing's a beast. Trust me the zoom got closer than I would.

That thing’s a beast. Trust me the zoom got closer than I would.

What are the odds that Genesee, an Upstate New York Beer, would sell an N.A. in Florida? That's divine intervention right there.What are the odds a Utica-made
N.A. beer would show up in Florida? That’s divine intervention right there. Nothing like a taste of home to keep you going on the road. Genesee Beer, which, if legend serves, my grandfather used to drink by the gallon (not the N.A. it’s worth noting).
Florida wildlife never ceases to amaze a northerner.
Florida wildlife never ceases to amaze a northerner.
When I stopped in the gas station to get bait, I met a man who asked not to be photographed who was in remission with stage IV melanoma. We talked and shook hands and I said I'd say a prayer for him. When you're initially affected by the disease it's shocking to find out how common it is. But every person you meet thereafter who you
When I stopped in the gas station to get bait, I met a man who asked not to be photographed who was in remission with stage IV melanoma. We talked and shook hands and I said I’d say a prayer for him. When you’re initially affected by the disease it’s shocking to find out how common it is. But every person you meet thereafter who you “have something in common with,” makes it harder. The toll it is and has taken on our families and loved ones doesn’t get easier to bear, hear about or encounter, no matter the frequency of those encounters.

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