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. â€œYou use different weapons for different animals, seasons and distances,â€ Mike explained. In deer season, â€œShooting from a platform in a tree is safer, as you wait for deer to come by.â€ That way any errant shots hit the ground. They also trailer a 22-foot RV and theyâ€™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. Heâ€™s an engineer for a cabinet manufacturer with 1,500 workers and sheâ€™s a nurse in the dementia unit of a Benedictine Sisters home. â€œTheyâ€™re waiting to go to heaven, cheerfully,â€ she said.