While I was visiting my friends up in Pennsylvania we decided to go for a hike in Valley Forge.
Along the hike I spotted Dane doing some fishing in the Valley Creek. I couldn’t resist trying to give my $10 to a guy wading knee-deep in the water. I yelled over to him and he made his way to the shore and I handed him the money. I’ll chalk that up for a first: Gave $10 to person in the middle of a creek!
I honestly thought there was a 50/50 chance that I was going to fall in the creek, because to be able to get close enough to Dane to give him the $10 I had to maneuver down part of the bank where I placed one of me feet on a branch and the other on a rock that jutted out from the bank.
I asked him how the fishing was. “I haven’t caught anything today,” he told me. I realized that if I didn’t scare the fish away when I yelled over to him that my friends two boys were taking care of it as they proudly dumped as many rocks as they could into the creek. When Dane is not fishing, he is looking for work in journalism. A graduate from UNC, he hopes to find work in Sports Radio.
Here is a little bit of our conversation…
Later that evening Dane was heading to game six of the National League playoffs. Sorry the Phillies lost Dane. I was impressed that four or five hours before they threw out the first pitch Dane was chilling in creek doing a little fishing.
He said he was going to use my $10 get some Mountain Dew.
If anyone can help Dane find a job…leave a message!