The trip down memory lane got the wheels a turning, "the secret to a full life is the memories made not the money" as my grandfather would say. I found myself with a small white board and a pen running through where I'd been fishing. As it turns out i've been fishing in 9 states and 3 foreign countries. I decided between hunting and fishing I want to do one or the other in all 50 states. I'm 44, In pretty good health overall, and have a family that lived the outdoors(though the wife hates Bugs with the heat of a thousand suns ) so I think I have a fighting chance of achieving it. Fishing gear I'm set from trout to just short of marlin, hunting wise I have an accurate muzzle loader, shotgun(with a slug barrel as well) a 94 win in 30-30 and a 308 mauser that I reload for. Gear wise I'm fairly well represented for most any adventure I think. This is more than a fleeting ambition, the fire for adventure is again lit and picking at it over the next 3 decades I think i've got a fighting chance of accomplishing it. Any one else embark on such a crusade?