As a part of our travels through Scotland this summer, we toured the rolling green countryside dotted with sheep herds by train. In such close quarters, it is easy to connect with the others journeying with you. Meals are the best time to forge new associations.
Thus, one morning we found ourselves speaking with a D.C. lawyer and his wife. For whatever reason, we moved to the topic of fishing. I quickly brought out a picture of my nephew from Montana and a prehistoric-looking northern pike that he had snagged with a fly rod in northern Minnesota. (All my fishing bona fides are transfers from my brothers and their children.) While he caught the fish in Minnesota, I noted that he was from Ennis, Montana. To which the D.C. lawyer responded, “I love Ennis.”
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