So, as you all know from the previous post, this last week Mike was in Alaska. Well he's finally back, I'm telling ya, I don't know how on earth my sister Stacy does it when her hubby Chris goes off to war for months & months at a time! She must just be a much more self-sufficient person than I am & much better at the whole playing the "single mother" role! I have always had such respect for her, for thousands of reasons, but that respect has grown by leaps this past week! Stacy is amazing! So strong! Anywhoo, now that I have ventured off of my original point, as you can tell from the above pictures Mike had a blast! My Dad was so generous to take them & Mike is beyond greatful. I can't write from first hand experience, but I did hear some pretty "detailed" stories. The first of which was, that on the second day of fishing on water that had 15 ft swells for hours on end, everyone was feeling, should I say, a wee bit Weezy?!? I guess my Dad was the first to loose his lunch off the side of the boat....8 times! Mike, not an easy thrower upper by the way, had just eaten a PB&J sandwhich & some Doritos to chase it down. Well let's just say that that didn't stay in his tum-tum too long, & before you know it, it was fish bate in the ocean....4 times! I wish that you could hear Mike & my bro Spencer re-tell the story, their version, along with demonstrations & sound effects is hilarious! But they did end up catching & bringing home TONS of fish! 9 huge box full's to be exact! Halibut, Samon anyone?
Okay, now to the BEARS! Right outside of the hotel that they stayed in, there were these 3 huge black bears just hangin' around one day. Mike apparently got within 60 ft of them- Scary, but Cool! They also got to go on one of those cool water airplanes & Mike got to sit in the cockpit with the Capin'. What a stud! Also, while they were out on the boats, they saw a whale do a full breach about 100 ft from there boat & they saw a Bald Eagle swoop down into the ocean & get a fish. Mike loved it all & loved the company, they all missed Chris, who sadly couldn't make it. And I am just happy as a clam (are clams really all that happy?) to have my man back!