Captain made his smallest catch of recent years, but assured us he still had a blast. It's a man-cave dream-vacation for those with testosterone to spare. The company took its usual fishing trip to Canada this week. The VPs leave customs and then take a float plane to regions farther north while the pilots stay at Kanora on the border. It came a week earlier than usual. It normally falls next week on Captain's birthday (and now the boys are asking what we will do for Dad's birthday). We all sat around the table hearing his fishing stories this morning. Captain hired the same fishing guide: John Monteith, for the 13th year in a row. He was also the guide for the Schmidling boys on their 2011 fishing/golfing trip, so they like to ask about his wife, his business with hockey celebrities, and his newest boat. John's wife is better after her bicycle accident, he was recently out with Jonathan Toews and Mike Richards, and he traded up to a 21-foot Lund. There's always a shore lunch, supper on the grill (aka steaks), and whiskey at bedtime. I'd say that's a good-enough "gift."