Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bear valley and Prince William Sound pics

Bear Valley is the the valley next to Portage glacier, from here it is a 2 1/2 mile trip through a tunnel to Whittier. From Whittier we took the boat out fishing, the second picture is from the boat about 30 miles out of Whittier.
As a side note: I grew up as a kid in Portage, Alaska, so this country was my play ground as a kid. some of my best memories of growing up came from this area.

Pictures of Prince William Sound fishing

Catching a fish

Way past due update

Picture of the boat we went out on.

above pic is Mike

OK I know I am way past due doing an update.
Charlie is doing good, Chemo makes him sick for a few days every time he gets a treatment.
He is not ready to have someone take care of him yet. We have moved back to our trailer in Mount Vernon for a while. We are close enough that if he needs help we can be there soon.
Since I am not working right now we decided it was time to for me to make trip home to Alaska and visit my parents and friends. I arrived in Alaska last Sunday and our friends Mike and Pat picked me up at the airport. I spent until friday with them and had a great visit. Tuesday Mike and I went to Whittier and went out fishing with his son in law. we had a really nice trip. the weather cooperated and was nice. water was good most of the day. Amazingly I even caught a couple of nice silver salmon.
Friday Mike and Pat brought me out to the Valley and my parents house, where we surprised them with my presence. They did not know I was coming up so it was a really good surprise.
Here is a couple of pics of the fishing trip. Owen I wish you could have been there, you would have enjoyed battling a silver salmon.