Day 3...the first day we arrived and set up, Day 2 we fished 2 tides. We closed the day with the common consensus being we would not fish in the a.m.
Krista and Luke pulled up at 0700. They had opted NOT to fish last evening and did not realize the plan had changed. Next year - a GIANT group text is a must, maybe posting a rough schedule daily.
In any event I set down to blog as they headed back to camp to get something they'd forgotten...and then I realized I would regret NOT spending time with them and making memories. Cory said he was going to go with them. Josiah heard them at the campground and decided to go with them. I texted them to say I was coming. They stopped and picked me up a chai tea...it was a beautiful morning. LOL We arrived on the beach a bit before Cory and Josiah. Krista had a couple from base who were dipnetting for the first time. They joined us as well. Andrew and Breana had come down a day before Krista and Luke. They got stuck on the beach the first day and got 1 or 2 fish? We were happy to have them join us and share any pointers we had. In an ironic twist, they arrived at Beale AFB, our last dut assignment, about six months after we had left. Andrew said he felt like he knew us. He now works with Krista as Religious Affairs Support or Airmen (the name keeps changing). It was fun to meet them in person.
|Andrew and Bre|
I wanted to be sure to grab a photo of Luke and Krista. I went out to do it early. As I took the photo a salmon hit Luke's net. LOL
|Photo by Josiah|
|Benny & Bre|
|Bre, Benny and Josiah|
|Benny, Krista, Luke, Me|
|Coolers of fish to fillet and bag...|
|Cory & Luke|
|Josiah and Breana|
|Breana and Krista|
|Josiah - #1 son|
|Krista - #2 daughter|
|Stacia #10 daughter brings in a fighter - see the splash?|
Note! Carrie and Arielle took most of the kid photos and Carrie took all of the fish processing photos. I would go back and give credit to each one...but frankly, it's midnight and I'm tired. The great shot of Livie and Cy was Carrie's....the great one of the 2-year-olds with the sealers is Arielle's.
Further Note! I was proofing this at 12:30 a.m. grace!!! AND
Krista N - was Krista G and is our daughter, married to Luke.
Krista G - is a friend from church and in our life group, married to Danny