Maynard The Moose

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® AREC License #15292
Have you ever heard the phrase "up the creek without a paddle... with the repo man on the shore waitin' for the boat?" Well, of course you have. Apparently the saying originates from a place called Gosport, Endland where injured sailors would be sent up a creek and then loaded onto another boat that was on rails to the Hasler Hospital. At least that's the story I discovered after a little Googling. While we've probably all felt that way at least once it appears as though Maynard the Moose is livin' proof it actually happens!

Maynard the Moose goes for a ride

The above photo (click to enlarge) was taken during an overflight to monitor conditions on the Yukon River, 12 miles downriver from Galena. U.S. Fish and Wildlife pilot Brad Scotton watched as Maynard floated down the Yukon River on an ever shrinking sheet of ice. Unfortunately, Scotton had to turn back and so we're left to wonder if Maynard the Moose made it off the ice or not. They're pretty adept at swimming so we'll hope Maynard made it to shore and is now working his way home.

The next time you think you're up the creek without a paddle, think of Mayanrd the Moose and remember it could always be worse!

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Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507

Jesse, Awwww!!  Poor Maynard!  I'm sure he eventually made it home!  It must have been quite a trip.

May 17, 2008 06:09 PM #1
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Jesse - I like this post - short and to the point, but with a terrific message.  I hope you are doing well this week, my friend!

May 17, 2008 06:12 PM #2
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Jesse:  Poor Maynard.  Kinda reminds me of Bullwinkle.  I used to like him, too.  Nobody likes being up the creek without a paddle... although these days many of us end up feeling just like that.    Thanks for sharing.

May 17, 2008 06:15 PM #3
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Awww, poor Maynard.  Good message portrayed, but now I'm worried about Maynard.  Thanks for sharing Alaska with us.

May 17, 2008 07:26 PM #4
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good post as usual Jesse. Yes I have been up the creek without a paddle several times. It looks as if Maynard is really up or shoud I say down sh---t's creek!

May 17, 2008 08:58 PM #5
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Thanks for the post.  I will consider his story when I am in the mood to whine.

May 17, 2008 09:20 PM #6
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Well if he needs to get down stream, He will save a lot of walking.

May 17, 2008 09:45 PM #7
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Have faith Maynard!  He probably has a great attitude and that will take him to where he wants to be!  He's probably looking around saying what a ride, am I going to have some stories to tell!  Great post, as always.

May 17, 2008 10:27 PM #8
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Jesse, Thanks for the reminder and I'll be rooooooting for Maynard.  Have a GREAT week.

Don R.

May 17, 2008 11:27 PM #9
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Jesse, I hope this helps Mr. Moose!

May 18, 2008 01:31 AM #10
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

I hope Maynard made it to safety. In this situation, I don't think a paddle would have helped him much.

Good Post!

May 18, 2008 01:53 AM #11
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Roberta - I'm sure he will think twice about where he steps next time, huh? 

Jason - Good to see you.  I need to work on the short and sweet a little.  Nothing but good news from our end.

Karen Anne - He could be Bullwinkle's nephew come to think of it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Susie - I know... I'm hoping he made it to shore.

Michael - I've been there a few times myself. haha.  Looks like Maynard is in deep &$#( if you ask me.

Mel - Think about it, but whine anyway... nothing brings the gang (and the liquor) out faster than a good 'ol fashioned whine fest. ;)

Randy - Ya know, he might have hopped on that thing for a free ride.  I didn't think about that.

Laura - Let's hope he's just enjoying a free ride... it garnered him a little publicity didn't it?

Don - haha.  'ol Maynard looks like he could use someone in his corner!

Susan - LMAO - You crack me up.  That's freaking perfect!  Do they ship to Alaska? ;)

Michael - You might be right!

May 18, 2008 10:29 PM #12
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Okay Jesse, what the heck does LMAO mean?  And, I called the Shit Creek Paddle Company and they do ship to Alaska.  Call 1-800-WESHIPPAD. 

May 18, 2008 10:54 PM #13
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

haha... LMAO = Laughing my ass off. :)

May 18, 2008 11:25 PM #14
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