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Rainy Days in Alaska

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We are still here in Alaska. I know it has been awhile since I last updated the blog. Since my last posting much has happened.
July_2010_..ion_002.jpg Alaska night at Johnson Lake State Park.

First, the reds finally arrived on the Kenai. One day over 65,000 fish came up the river. That day was a great day of fishing. Garry got his limit in 25 minutes and I got mine in 40 minutes! The fish are big and very tasty. The freezers are almost full.

On July 24, I flew to Seattle for the Ward family reunion. We spent 4 days on the Oregon coast at Lincoln City. We had a great time enjoying the beach and the sights. July_2010_..ion_041.jpgCathy, Cindy, Brenda, Faith and Hana at the beach.

Faith and I playing on the beach.
Ronald, Carla, Cathy and I went to a glass studio and made some beautiful glass pieces. I made a bowl and the others made glass floats and paperweights. I sent my bowl home with Cathy. I did bring down 2 whole salmon for a yummy salmon barbque.

It has been raining steadily for the last 3 weeks. Since the fishing has slowed down and the freezer is almost full, Garry and I have decided to stay 'home' in the camper on the rainiest days.
We did go fishing with a friend from Idaho, Pat Momont. I worked with Pat at the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension. It was fun seeing him be outfished by his daughter, Kathleen! Especially when she asked for his fishing rod to show how it was done and she immediately caught a salmon, 1st cast!!!

July_2010_..ion_054.jpgPat Momont with FISH ON!

Pat's daughter Kathleen caught this nice Sockeye, while showing dad how to do it!! Way to go, Kathleen!

Yesterday, Garry and I gather fireweed blossoms and I made a batch of Fireweed jelly. garry_pick..ireweed.jpg Here is Garry gathering the fireweed blossoms. You can find fireweed almost everywhere along the highway and in the campground. The blossoms make a beautiful hot pink jelly. The lowbush cranberries are just starting to ripen, so those are next on the agenda for picking. I am getting a good recipe for alaska cranberry relish....sounds really good.

We are planning to do some silver fishing once the fish come in. Shouldn't be too long from now.

Posted by linda9918 14:22

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