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Grand camping – Part 4

Final in a four-part series Now it’s time for the After Party: So where’d everybody go? Today, when there’s a big event, it isn’t necessarily over when it’s over. The cool thing to do is have an “After Party” too. The “after party” after a camping/fishing/family vacation road trip usually involves eating up the leftovers … Continue reading

Grand camping – Part 3

Third of a four-part series What is one of the most important element of a camping vacation? Food, of course. From campfire smores to grilling hot dogs and eating watermelon and even taking the easy way out — letting somebody else fry the fish and sizzle the steaks! And if there is one part of … Continue reading

Grand Camping – Part 2

Second of a four-part series Life is not the same after you have grandkids, indoors or outdoors! If you are there, you know what I’m talking about. And that’s a good thing. In case you don’t know, I live on the lake, my outdoor gear carefully stored in a fairly organized manner. The boats are … Continue reading

Grand Camping Vacation – Part 1

First of a four-part series It’s not my fault. It’s Ollie Hopnoodle’s. When my grown kids suggested we take them and our grandchildren camping on the lake this summer, I couldn’t wait. I had an excellent role model to follow. In case you never had the privilege of seeing it, the satire of childhood recollections … Continue reading

Unintended deceit

Okay, this is too funny to not share with you and only Uncle Si and I could team up to do it. Yesterday, I got 251 “clicks” on lakedarbonnelife.com from Brazil. I get a daily report of how many clicks there are on the site and where they come from. I do get viewers from … Continue reading

100 degrees outside: Time to think ducks

What? It’s too hot to even fish, so what’s the hot topic this week? It’s this: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission received the proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-2015 season from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) at their monthly meeting. The dates presented reflect another 60-day season for Louisiana hunters … Continue reading

Fishing success scattered

Fighting the hot weather to catch a mess of fish isn’t one of the most popular things going on in our area right now. But those that are putting up with the heat are catching some good fish. Mind you, it isn’t like the spring, but fish are still reportedly being caught on area lakes. … Continue reading

What is it? I know. I know…

A few weeks back, friend Joyce Neely of Tennessee posted a Facebook photo under the “What is it?” category. I knew immediately, but after a dozen or so way off answers from others, I had to post the right one. I knew what it was because I have strapped pairs of them on my parents … Continue reading

Harris duo Kings of Caney, FOM!

Thanks to Brent Crawford for this great report on Fishers of Men’s bass circuit and congratulations to Kenny and Courtney Harris, circuit champions! The North Central Louisiana division of the Fishers of Men season has come to an end with their final tournament held on Caney Lake. Blasting off from Brown’s Landing under light winds … Continue reading

Boating safety first; Fireworks second

  There’s not a whole lot you can say about fireworks. Except maybe a good fireworks show is worth several thousand words…. Such are the stars of the show of the upcoming annual Fireworks Display over Lake D’Arbonne, set for this Saturday night, July 5.  They are beautiful to watch. Fireworks over the lake are … Continue reading

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