June 24, 2018
Having more miles than he knows what to do with, Joel thought even if I had to cancel last minute all he would be out was miles which he thinks as the house's money anyways. So no big loss. With that in mind I told him book it then.
Once we started making plans of this trip, I was getting really excited. For one, I've never fished the East Coast. Of course I've read about in all the periodicals and books. Second, I'd be fishing once again with one of my best pals. Joel was one of my first fly fishing buddies after coming back home from college. We met through a mutual friend that worked at the fly shop. We'd fish just about every weekend until he got married. Then we fished every other weekend. Then he had three kids and I didn't see him for 10 years. Now the kids are all grown up to the point they have some independence, Joel is free to pursue some leisure time.
Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks. It was closed for a live music event with the Plate Scrappers but they were willing to serve us if we paid the cover. We had no problem with that. We were glad we did as the food, music, and drinks were excellent.