Sunday, October 28, 2007

big fish!!

look at Diane's halibut!

Mighty Hunters

When it comes to hunting Alaskan Brown Bears, the three best options for locations are on one of the ABC islands. Reid and Kirk chose the A for Admiralty Island, located west of Juneau. They loaded our truck and boat on to the ferry and then traveled to Kake. In Kake, they launched the boat and traveled 25 miles on the ocean to the Forest Service cabin they rented on Admiralty Island. They rented the cabin for a whole week and had ferry tickets to return the following weekend, but changed their plans after shooting 2 bears in 3 days! They arrived home, very smelly, and soaked to the bone. It took days to dry everything out! Hunting in SE Alaska (with our annual rainfall of 14-16 FEET) is a whole different story compared to hunting in Montana! They had a great time and are ready to do it all over again, now that they are brown bear hunting professionals!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Beginning

Because a friend of mine started a blog for her family I have come to realize how great this whole blogging thing can be. I can see pictures and read about what she and her family are doing all the way in Iowa. I don't want to visit my own blog every day, but I do like reading the blogs of my friends and family members. The only problem is that it takes me all night to visit all the blogs out there for each individual family. I really want to see and read about what all of you are up to and I am tired of trying to attach pictures to emails to show you what Reid and I are doing, so I thought we could have one central place to come together. I hope that we will all contribute to this and share it with our family and friends.