Mark and I are heading to the Amazon in February to go peacock bass fishing, and before Christmas Mark found a guy named Raymond “Dink” Alston who makes Goldrush custom rods. Amongst Dink’s special rods is a 6’2″ Woodchopper heavy-duty action rod that he recommends for peacock bass fishing. Per Mark’s request, Dink added a peacock bass, my name, the date, and he did the wraps in green and white.
Mark also got me another special present.
Of course, having seen the fishing rod, I thought the salt and pepper shakers were custom-painted, when in fact Mark took a Sharpie marker and wrote our names on them. But who does cute things like that?
Mark also didn’t care when Dusty, our 14 1/2 year-old dog, stole his stocking topper.
And finally, I know Mark’s the right guy for me because he figures out how to make me laugh every holiday. Not that I laughed when I took the photo below, but I might have shortly before or after.
So thanks, Mark, for being the right guy with the right ideas year after year.