The 2023-2024 Hunting Season Is In The Books!

Our 2023-2024 hunting season officially ended with a bang on March 23rd. Once again, the finest guests in the world came through our doors to enjoy world class hunting, woods, dogs, guides, food, and service! I often wonder what people think of as they prepare to enter eternity. I somehow doubt that any of them would say that they wish … Read More

Yesterday

This is not my normal blog, but it’s a subject that is very much on my heart. I buried a friend yesterday. Thomas (Tommy) Gaines funeral service was yesterday in a beautiful church that he was instrumental in getting built. I grew up with the Gaines and Williams families. For many years, those two families formed the nucleus of Riverview’s … Read More

Cold Weather

Dang, one of our Yankee guests must have forgotten to close the back door when they headed south to hunt with us. BRR, it is colder than a well driller’s butt in the sunny south. Our wind chill temps came close to single digits, and we have more cold weather on the way.   I’m certain that many of you … Read More

Blessings

Well, I just finished my 4th Thanksgiving meal. I now look like a bull buffalo, and for some reason, my pants have shrunk! Tomorrow begins a day of reckoning for my fat fanny. My weight loss goal is to be able to clip my toenails and breathe at the same time.   However, we have so many blessings to count this … Read More

Opening Day

As the old Roman philosopher once said, “Tempus Fugit “, or “Time Flies” for those of you who didn’t have to endure three years of Latin in high school as I did. Well, for me, it’s fugiting a helluva lot faster than it once did. We will open our 2023-2024 hunting season this Sunday, and I will be in the … Read More

4th of July

I hope that everyone enjoyed a happy 4th of July, or as I prefer to call it Independence Day. I wonder how many of us paused to think about the sacrifices made or the wisdom of the great men who forged these documents plus the Bill of Rights. At the time King George III ruled the largest empire ever known. He … Read More

Not My Normal Blog

Activities at Riverview have taken on their normal pace since the end of the season. All of the cottages have been cleaned and put in sleep mode for the summer. We even know how many towels we are missing. I would hate to think what the number might have been had we put our logo on them. Years ago, I … Read More

It is Finished!

As we approach Easter Sunday, I am reminded of what Jesus said on the cross when he uttered, “It is finished”. We ended the 2022-2023 season with a bang rather than a whimper. I must admit that I am getting most of my information about this past hunting season from Cader IV since I was noticeably absent for most of … Read More

The End of Season is in Sight!

Someone once asked me if I looked forward to hunting season beginning and ending. I replied that the day that I failed to be excited about the opening of our hunting season was the day that I would retire. Likewise, the day I failed to look forward to it not ending was the day that I should be committed to … Read More

This & That 2023

As the old hippy song from the 60’s goes, “I just dropped in to see what condition, my condition was in.” I just had lunch at the Lodge with Cader IV, Jerry, and Andy. They told me that the hunting had been excellent during this last half of the season. However, we do still have a few openings left before … Read More