In 2009 I was laid off from my teaching job for the last time. I decided to say goodbye to that old career and not look back. Instead of looking for another teaching job I returned to a lifestyle I love. I moved into my trusty 4×4 Toyota Tundra and hit the road. I began a life again of poverty and adventure as a river guide and all-around obsessed “dirt-bag” boater. This renewed path has added at least a couple thousand river miles to my log. I have been so busy doing river explorations, writing two new cookbooks, and guiding that I have not kept up with the writing of this blog. This post begins the continuation of my story. Thanks for your interest and taking the time to read my posts!