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What is that BRIGHT Light shining during the day??

Could it be the sun??

sunny 68 °F

Unbeliebable. We've had 3 days of sunshine. We have had the displeasure of experiencing the record breaking 34 days in a row of rain in the Anchorage and Kenai area! I am making all efforts to enjoy this sunshine because rain is forecast once again of Sunday.

Garry and I have gone silver fishing a couple of times. The silvers are maintaining the 2 week delay similar to the reds. They are just starting to catch some at Centennial Park, but it is very slow fishing. However, I must admit...it is my type of fishing. You throw out your line, let it set, sit down in a comfortable chair, get your book out and read; while waiting for the salmon to come along and take a bite from your bait offering! I better get my selection of reading prepared for this lazy, relaxing fishing. I did catch a very nice Dolly Varden the other day.
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Garry trying to patient while fishing for silvers. It is not easy for him, because he doesn't have much patience. I say all you need is a good book and a bell on the rod!

While we were fishing, one of the women hooked on to a King salmon. It must have been a monster; bigger than her. She had it on for over 20 minutes; could hardly turn her reel. Just as she was finally getting it close to shore, the line broke. Since the King season is closed, she would have had to release it. But it would have been fun to see her bring it all the way in!
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Little lady with a King on.

I judged 4-H foods at the Kenai Penninsula State Fair on August 19. It is a small community fair, reminding me much of the Valley County fair days in Cascade. Garry and went back to the fair on Saturday and enjoyed the auction and some good fair food.

We are getting ready for the trip home. Yesterday Garry took down the mosquito screen tent and the storage tent. My sister, Cathy, is arriving on the 30th for 2 weeks. We will take her around the area for some sightseeing and fishing and then leave our Johnson Lake summer home site after Labor Day.

I just don't know how Bella will take leaving our Johnson Lake home. The rabbits are a bumper crop this year, so she spends all her time sitting on the couch, looking out the window for 'wabbits'. There are baby rabbits all over the place; one managed to eat most of the lettuce crop! When Bella sees a rabbit, she can only hold it in for a few seconds....then watch out!!
alaska_rabbits_005.jpgShe barks, running from one window of the camper to the next, trying to find a way to get to the rabbit. I am very concerned that she will be so bored after all this rabbit excitement. We are beginning to think we need to buy her a 'real' rabbit for our back yard so she can have fun watching it! Or catching it!!

We had some beautiful sunsets, so I made a point to get some pictures.alaska_sunset_014.jpg Mt. Redoubt at sunset
alaska_sunset_013.jpgCook Inlet sunset, with Mt. Redout in background.

On the way to Sterling, there is a place where the guy makes diamond willow and wood burl items. He is also a collector of old saws, and other things. I found this 'saw tree' interesting.
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We have a new camper in the campground. Garry and I think we will downsize to it; easier to haul, low upkeep, and definately a conversation piece!
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I finally caught a silver on the Kenai river! I had just sat down in my comfortable chair and made a crazy, sideways cast. Once the lure hit the water, the fish hit it. It was around 10 pounds. Very nice fish!
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We had a final potluck with our camphost friends on Thursday night. It was sort of sad, because we don't know when or if we will ever see these nice people again. We have met some really nice peope.

Posted by linda9918 13:50

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