The First Catch of the Season

When the DNR announced the first of Indiana’s free fishing days for 2018 on April 21st, the Jagers were itching to cast a line. We renewed our annual fishing licenses at the Big R and set up at our favorite spot at Martin’s Landing in Elkhart, Indiana on the shoreline of theĀ St. Joseph River. After […]

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A Sunset Tour for Two

Amidst the branches that frame our view, we slowly progress while ducking our heads with each twist and turn. The mangrove tunnels of Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve were not designed for humans but instead a wilderness for Florida’s panthers, alligators, manatees, and countless species of shorebirds. Immersed in the thicket, we worked together to steer […]

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The Amazing Elkhart Race

Originally posted in the Summer of 2017: Just days before the race, we got an invite for a team entry into the Amazing Elkhart Race from our friend, Paula Turk, of Stone Soup Promotions. Another team signed up but wasn’t able to compete so she offered their entry to us. We were able to rally […]

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The Game that Keeps Charging Forward

We are basketball fans. The game draws us in as participants in the success of our team that thrives from roaring crowds to never give up. We shout our encouragement, disagreements, and pure noise just to see the players come one point closer to winning. Whether the team has had a season of wins or […]

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Catching the Spartan Fever

This is Football season. From the NFL to high school sports, the culture of community happenings closely mingles with the spirit of game days. Friends know all too well that Derek and Ashley Jager are huge Michigan State fans who make it up to the Mitten State whenever possible to follow the team in Spartan […]

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The Pleasantly Peculiar Sport of FootGolf

It’s true origins are unknown, but as early as 2001, footballers were experimenting with a new sport. FootGolf, as it has come to be called, is a combination of a round of golf played with a soccer ball. The first official tournament was held in the Netherlands in 2008 and has continued to advance around […]

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Hiking Grandfather Mountain

The overcast skies loomed above as we traveled north on the Blue Ridge Parkway for Grandfather Mountain. The daily forecast predicted afternoon showers but mountain-top climates can temperamental. A few droplets plunked on the windshield before the heavens opened up for a blinding nightmare of a downpour. Wipers were no match for this thunderstorm, especially […]

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