Did I say we were done fishing? Krista and Danny G came fishing this year. They had fished 4 or 5 tides and had 17 fish. They decided to try one more tide this morning. The hope was to get at least 3 more and make 20.....the tides turned, and they caught 24 salmon in one tide! They got to experience the fun of what we had been telling them - and not just the work. This brought their household total to 41.
|Krista G, Danny & salmon 📷by Krista|
For the rest of us this was a day to relax...no more fish to clean, we did clean up the campground, washed equipment and waders, stowed as much as possible.
I got up and went out with CoRielle and the boys today. Michael and the girls slept in. The girls did get up and enjoy some hot drinks and Jesus time.
KENAI MUNICIPAL PARK
CoRielle and I headed to Kenai Municipal Park. This park is on a bluff. It's a fun park, and we like the walk down to the beach. We had visited this area in years past and the beach was usually deserted. Today, there were cars and people on the beach and they were bringing in quite a few salmon. This is when we began to have big hope for Danny and Krista fishing down the beach in the "better" spots.
|Benny in the spider web|
|Pretty proud of catching the whole family in one shot|
|The boys📷by Arielle|
|Benny on the Beach|
|Alas, no duck sculptures.|
Around 11:00 we went back to camp for lunch and naps for their family. Michael was up and moving. The girls were ready to jump in the van. They had a list of three stores they wanted to visit. A music store, an antique store and the other one was closed. They each found great gifts of this week's youth Christmas in July. I found amazing china, but common sense prevailed when I remembered all the teacups I have yet to unpack in the basement.
We got back to camp, and everyone was napping except Benny and Papa. Papa was reading a chapter from The Mad Scientists Club to Benny.
|Reading with Papa|
NIKISKI COMMUNITY PARK
|Arielle, Cory, Michael, Me|
|Arielle, Stacia, Allie, Danny, Cory, Charles, Benny, Papa|
We liked both parks. This one did have the rubber around the structures, and it was all fenced with plenty of room for tag. Everyone got involved in a rousing game of tag.
|Charles and I were on the other end|
When they went back to their site, we threw the rest of the wood on the fire....and called it a night... once that burned down.