Thursday, July 24, 2008

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

So Jacson and I went 3 hours south this week to Kenai. There is a thing here called "dip netting" and we went along with my friends Jeff Cowell and Jeff Schulte. We all brought some kiddos along too. If you are a resident of Alaska, they allow each family 10 red salmon per person for subsistence. I wasn't able to "dip net" but in one year, I will get to wade into the ice cold water and stand with a mongo net and hope a fish swims into it. When it's hopping, you can walk away with dozens of fish. Unfortunately for us, we only came away with 8 total.

It was a great time because it was the first campout I've taken Jacson on. He had a total blast playing in the sand (we camped on the beach of the Prince William Sound at the mouth of the Kenai River), clobbering red salmon on the head, eating s'mores, and laughing with friends around the fire. It rained on us the second night so we had that wonderful experience of tent camping in the rain. Ever camped on wet sand with a 7 year matter how much you say "knock the sand off of you" it doesn't make much of a difference.

I am grateful for good friends, new friends for my son, the beauty of the water with the mountains in behind, and another Alaskan memory.

Yes, that is a fish head getting "grilled" on the fire. Lindsay asked me when I showed her this picture: "Did he touch it with his hands?" The answer from me: "Of course."
Silliness around the fire.
You gotta "do the dew" when you "dip net."


Derek said...

I'm sure glad you started a blog! You're creating a scrapbook one memory at a time... and before you know it, you'll be able to scroll back through tons of great memories!

Heather said...

Oh my word, I heard that song today on the radio!! ( the dip song) It took me back to high school and I remembered the words, that's awful!!
Looks like you guys had a great time!

Shannon said...

I am so excited to be able to see all you guys are doing. Thank goodness you started the blog and Lindsay now really has email! Wohoo. Looks like all is going well so far. Love Shannon