In 2009 I was laid off from my teaching job for the last time! I said goodbye to that old career and did not look back. Instead of seeking another teaching job I returned to a lifestyle I love. Basically, I moved into my trusty 4×4 Toyota Tundra and hit the road. To pursue a life once again of poverty and adventure as a river guide and all-around obsessed “dirt-bag” boater. This renewed path has added at least a couple thousand river miles to my log. I have been so busy doing river explorations, writing two new cookbooks, and guiding that I have not kept up with the writing of this blog. This post begins the continuation of my story. Thanks for your interest in my tales and taking the time to read my posts!