DSCN2847Living the Dream

Debbie and Kevin Weber of Appleton, Wisconsin, are immensely proud of their two grown boys. Ryan is a portfolio manager in Madison, and Kyle operates charter boats at a renowned fishing resort near the Minnesota border with Canada. Kyle knows where the fish are and how to negotiate the tricky Customs procedures that are draconian for Americans. For example: Got a DUI conviction? Can’t enter Canada, sorry. Kevin regaled me with the procedures Kyle employs to help clients catch fish, and as a result the customers come back year after year. “He’s living the dream,” Debbie said as she compared his life to mine on the water. The only difference is that he started his 40 years earlier than I did. Come winter in Minnesota, he’ll be in Naples, Florida, working his other charter job in the Gulf of Mexico. What a life.

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