Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Howard, Colorado vacation

Praise the Lord! I took last week off thinking that there would be no long distance fishing trips this year.  Last night Pam asked me to check the prices for rooms at Bandera’s Bunkhouse. If the name doesn’t sound familiar it’s because it’s been a few years since I’ve talked about it or been there. For those of you who need a kick in the head reminder, Bandera’s Bunkhouse is one of the places we stay when we visit Howard, Colorado.  Yes, Howard, Colorado.  One of Howard’s favorite places to fish…the Arkansas River.

I haven’t made reservations yet, but I do know we’ve got a trip to the “Arky” coming up.  It’s been about 3 or 4 years since we’ve been there.  The cool thing about Bandera’s Bunkhouse is it sits right on the river. It’s owned by Dave and Teresa White, a great couple of people.  One of the highlights is their chuck wagon dinner and Dave’s band, The Saddle String entertaining. 

The last time I was there was for the Fiberglassflyrodder’s clave.  Rumor has it that there is a video of someone doing the chicken dance (including chicken head) floating around somewhere. I refuse to acknowledge that rumor unless it shows up on Facebook.  The fact that I was gifted a T.L. Johnson fly rod inscribed to “Howard, the Dancer” and “cluck, cluck notwithstanding.

The Arkansas Valley is one of the most beautiful places a person can visit and fish in Colorado and I'm really looking forward to it.

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