One of my favorite songs of all time is “Gone Fishin’” by Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby. Just a great song that will make you smile and forget about the stress in life. If you have not heard the song or would like to re-hear it, check out this link: Gone Fishin'
A guest all-time favorite suite at the Hotel Pattee is the Louis Armstrong Suite, and yes, we have a CD in the room in which “Gone Fishin’” can be played over and over along with some of Louis’ other great songs.
Well, I have to admit that I haven’t fished in over 2 years. That is until yesterday! That is when the 2 year non fishing drought ended.
I went to Don Williams Lake in Boone County and had a great afternoon of trying my luck and skills at catching the big one. Unfortunately, I only caught one and it wasn’t that big.
But it was certainly relaxing just spending some time on the lake.
My goal is to get more fishing in this year and start enjoying the great outdoors of this beautiful state of Iowa. Within 30 minutes of Perry, there are so many awesome State and County Parks that offer so much. I hope you get a chance to take some breaks this summer to enjoy fishing or whatever hobbies you might have.
So the next time you are in for lunch, and don’t see me at the hotel…who knows…I may be fishin’.
Jay Hartz, owner.