Monday, May 16, 2016

walleye weekend

I was recently informed about an event happening in Fond du Lac Wisconsin called Walleye Weekend. This is happening during the weekend of June 12. Walleye Weekend is a fish tournament on the lake to catch as many walleye as possible. The winner gets a big cash prize but not everyone is in it for the fishing.

My dad has told all the guys in the Pierce family and about 6 of us have confirmed. We've decided to split the cost in a house on the lake so we can enjoy the weekend event. At walleye weekend we will listen to live music, eat great seafood, drink a lot of good drinks, and hangout by the lake. Im excited for this because this will be my first year at walleye weekend because i am now 18 and legally allowed in. Ive heard great stories of walleye weekend and i can't wait to experience it for myself!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summers Approaching

The seasons are a big determinant on when most people want to visit Green Lake. It is common to find much more people in Green lake during the summer time. This is because winter takes away most of the outdoor enjoyments and makes it a little less pleasant. On the hand, when summer arrives, people visit from all around the country and Green Lake Campground becomes the town's summertime hotspot.  

As May comes to an end, the annual summer campers begin to pack their items and station themselves at their camp sites. Opening Day is always a big day for the campground because the annuals return and many new campers come to enjoy their first summer at the campground. The kids immediately go play in the pools and the put put course while the adults play golf or drink at the bon fires. You see people walking through the streets and catching up with their campground neighbors and friends. This year Im not visiting until July, but ill still be super excited to run out in the campground and say hello to all my old friends. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Madison and UW

One of the major airports in Wisconsin is located in the capital in Madison, Wisconsin. In Madison, the University of Wisconsin takes up most of the city enrolling about 30,000 people. Sometimes when I fly to Wisconsin to visit my cousins, I often spend a couple days in Madison and enjoy the college town. My favorite part about Madison is Camp Randle. This is the stadium where the Wisconsin Badgers football team plays. This stadium is one of the loudest and filled stadiums in all of college football. I really enjoy watching badger games in Camp Randle because it was always my dream to play for the badgers football team. Unfortunately, i was not able to get recruited by the badgers but i will still always be a fan. Recently my brother Chris took a job in Madison working as a medical salesman. This gives me the opportunity to visit Madison more and enjoy the college town and especially the badgers play next season.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

What Happens In July

July is the biggest month of the year for me. On July 14th I leave to college and start summer workouts for football. I am going to move into a dorm and start an important part of life. College is going to require a lot of hard work especially because I am fighting for a spot on the team. Workouts are going to last through the rest of the summer and it is very important that I show I can power through them. Also, depending on how I play once we get out on the field, will determine if I will red-shirt my first season or dress out and play my freshman year. I hope my talents are good enough to show that i can play my freshman year and compete. Red-shirting isn't such a bad idea because it gives me the opportunity to play an extra season. For example, even if I am given a jersey to dress out on game days, but not getting much playing time, i could just give it to another player and  red-shirt the season instead of dressing out so i can get an extra season. However, it all comes down to how i play at the college in July.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Maxene and the Chipmunks

My uncle Ron is super cool. Everyone in and around Green Lake knows Ron and have legends about him and his dog. He lives in a neighborhood home with his wife Jackie, and two kids, Sean and Alacia, and dog Maxene. Ron used to be a serious hunter in the Green Lake woods and has taken down some of the area's biggest bucks. Maxene (we usually call him Maxy) was always Ron's hunting partner and helped with the majority of Ron's kills. Besides hunting birds and deer, Maxy was extremely good at controlling the chipmunk problem in the backyard.

When I'm not able to go to the woods at 5 a.m. I can be found in the bushes of Ron's house hunting chips. The chips dig through my uncle's yard  making holes and destroying the grass. So, I become Maxy's assistant and we strategize how to find and kill the chips. I use a pump BB Gun and pop the chip as soon as i have sighting. Next, Maxy sprints at the chip and grasps it with its jaw before it limps down its hole. Once Maxy delivers me the dead chip, i toss it in the meadow so it wont smell up the yard. 

Summer 16

The trip is finally official! My cousin Tom finalized the payment for a mansion on Green Lake in the summer of 2k16. We have the house for two weeks following the weekend of July 4th. The house has 20 rooms and and can fit all 22 Pierce members. It is required for all Pierces to attend this vacation for at least one day. If anyone from our family is unable to attend the lake house, then the trip is off. Green Lake is such a cherished and memorable town for the Pierces because it gives us all the opportunity to unite as a family and do the things we love to do. My cousin Tom has reserved two boats for the vacation which i expect to spend all my time on. One of the boats is a pontoon boat which we just hangout and relax on. The other boat is a wake board boat which we use to water ski and wake board.

Friday, March 11, 2016


To be honest, mostly every time I visit my hometown in Wisconsin I'm not out hunting or fishing on the lake. I usually visit during the summer season where the only things to do are hang out in the campground and stay in the small city. My uncle Rick owns this campground thats called Green lake Campround. For the past 20 years he has been improving and expanding the campground which has brought in people from all around the country The campground has many nice people that stay there all summer long.  At the age of 12, I was at a Wednesday movie night in the park and was introduced by my brother to this group of kids. I hung out with them and they were very nice so i hung out with them the next day too. I got along with this girl Candice and we spent nearly every day of my visit doing anything we wanted at the campground. The day I was leaving back to Miami we got each others phone numbers and said bye. We contacted over the entire year and video chatted to keeping touch. We planned a visit to meet at the campground the next summer and we had so much fun. We went to the Wisconsin Dells which is one of the nation's best water parks. I try to visit to Wisconsin as much as I can but I'm lucky if ill get there even once a year. However, Candice and I have done a great job contacting each other and are always excited to visit each other whenever we can.