I received the following message from past guest Peter Z. who lives in Long Island, NY. Peter was a participant in a Wild Eagle Lodge Ice-Fishing School. He sends me regular updates of his fishing adventures. The following happened on a trip to the tip of Long Island for some surf fishing:
“You’ll get a kick out of this story. My friends and I stopped in at a local restaurant for some lunch. We were sitting outside at picnic tables. Across from us was a husband & wife with their daughter who looked as though she was in her early 20s. The guy leans over and asks me, “Hey, are you from Eagle River?” “No,” I said “although I visited the area a few years back….how could you possibly know that?” He points to me hat which says “Wild Eagle Lodge // Eagle River, WI” It turns out that he and his wife are from the area and they were visiting their daughter who now lives in Brooklyn after having recently graduated from a NYC college.
They invited me over to their table and we did, of course, talk a bit of ice fishing. Really nice people although I must say I tend to now have a bias in favor of anyone from Wisconsin….”
It’s a small world!