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October 17, 2013 Children, How to, Uncategorized, York River

Made in America

Until now, sailing is about the only thing Mike and Tonya Ahlfield had not experienced in the great outdoors. We cruised along the York River in a soft autumn breeze. They live in southern Indiana where they take their children fishing and hunting, the latter with rifles, shotguns, bow and arrow, and crossbow. “You use different weapons for different animals, sDSCN2915easons and distances,” Mike explained. In deer season, “Shooting from a platform in a tree is safer, as you wait for deer to come by.” That way any errant shots hit the ground. They also trailer a 22-foot RV and they’re thinking about buying a mid-size sailboat to take to the lake. The Ahlfields reminded me of how happy people seem when they take the time to enjoy nature. Their work is equally rewarding. He’s an engineer for a cabinet manufacturer with 1,500 workers and she’s a nurse in the dementia unit of a Benedictine Sisters home. “They’re waiting to go to heaven, cheerfully,” she said.

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