Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Few Days on Great Pond


After finishing my last test and turning in my final essay, I joined nine friends to make the twenty mile drive due west to Tucker's cabin on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region of Central Maine. We brought nothing but the essentials: ten sleeping bags, four beer balls and two cases of beer, ten pounds of hamburger meat and two pounds of flank steak, three fishing poles, two dozen night crawlers, two avocados, five packs of Bubbilicious Bubble Gum and one pack of original Redman.

For three days we terrorized the cold waters of Great Pond in search of elusive brown trout and male bonding. We woke up early and fell asleep late.

Regardless of how often I organize my tackle box, it inevitably looks like this. I guess tackle box entropy is an essential part of fishing and a necessary hurdle standing between a fishing pole and a golden fried trout.

Four of these Beer Balls lubricated the cold the water of Great Pond and sleeping on the hard floor of Tucker's uninsulated cabin.

We relied on manpower to negotiate the glacial lake, not this fine piece of American outdoors equipment.


LL Bean Old Town Canoe like my Grandpa has. Old Milwaukee Beer like my dad drank at the University of Wisconsin. Night Crawlers like I used on the banks of the Columbia River as a little boy.

Tucker's Blackberry is back in action after five months in Copenhagen studying architecture. I look forward to bopping around Maine next fall with Tucker after my summer in the Big City.

We didn't catch a single fish, but we sure drank a lot of beer, ate a lot of meat, burned a lot of wood and told a lot of stories. I couldn't ask for a better start to my summer. Many thanks to Heather, Tucker's mom, for letting us use the cabin.

13 comments:

indiansummervintage said...

Hi Foster,
Where will you be working or interning this summer?

X Dana

Foster Huntington said...

Hey Dana,
I am interning for Polo Ralph Lauren doing concept design.
Foster

indiansummervintage said...

That's wonderful! I worked part-time at Ralph Lauren during college and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. It's very exciting that you'll be behind the scenes there. X

Enzo AGC said...

I believe your buddy tucker knows my cousin in law Alex Smith. She's the one I asked you about. The trip looked like a blast . I haven't seen a beer ball since my sophomore year of college...

Foster Huntington said...

Antonio,
i didnt put two and two together when you said alex smith, i know her as alex winterbottom-smith. thats hilarious. its a small world.
Foster

theselvedgeyard said...

No pics of the catch? Was there any?

twgorman said...

small world is right

longwing said...

Looks like fun. Eat more vegetables in the city. Or don't.

Chaise Alexander said...

Gotta love the beer balls. When do you start at Polo? I had a few friends intern their last summer and they had a blast.

greenjeans said...

I've never heard of a beer ball before. I feel like a total nerd now.

Foster Huntington said...

or maybe it makes me feel like a bro...

Daniel Opalacz said...

Looks like a great time. Tucker the world is small especially with your antics.

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Angelo said...

Foster, are you going to be back in the 503 at all this summer?