All of this is relevant because Jim donated today. What a perfect time to go back and share some of Sam's pictures. Thanks Jim for your donation!
As I was loading these pictures, we got another donation!! Thank you to my mentor Tom who recently moved to Hawaii!
I need to also recognize some more money that was raised today. Lisa and Mary-Beth have assembled several dozen jars full of soups and different kinds of drink mixes. Lisa has been taking them to the hospital and selling them. This is one of the ways we're hoping to help reach our goal. So far, it's generated almost $200. If we sell them all, it will total over $500!! So if you're in Anchorage and interested, let us know. We'll be selling them at my work over the next week.
Back to the Kenai...
We found ourselves in one of the most incredible runs of red salmon that's been recorded. I found the chart that kept track of the fish as they swim past the sonar. The 2 days we were on the river, there were almost 400,000 fish that swam past us!!!
So much fun to land one of these incredible fighters.
|Honestly you haven't lived until you've landed one of these. It's an incredible feeling.|
|Love this picture. I actually called Lisa to let her know...not brag! Just to let her know it was going well.|
|Man I've lost some weight since last summer!|
|The scenery that day was as good as it gets.|
|The fishing was pretty good too.|
|Caught this beauty on a dry fly!! Best fishing moment of my life.|
|Our guide was great. I think he was ready to give up on me cause I had lost a couple of monsters earlier in the day. I think I redeemed myself.|
|The long but stunningly beautiful ride back to the ramp.|
|Just a funny picture|
I think this was the day before Sam left...we went up for what is always an awesome sunset at the Flattop trail head. I like these two that Sam took of me.