Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back home.

Hello ever'body!

We're back now in Wisconsin... but not for long... headed to Colorado for a few months this winter... to make hay.

Summer was great. We love trout. Had fun fishing with Roger since we've been back. Maybe we prefer bass. Ask Greg Brown why.

Here are some highlights from the Iliamna area from my perspective:
This is our cabin for the last four months:
Forth of July... during a period of unusually hot days and low water:Michigan Engineering, eat your heart out.
Never thought I'd post this:

This is when the river was 68deg F. July cliff jumping! The Copper is quite picturesque, with high cliffs and deep pools all along the river. Great structure for trout habitat. But the trout weren't too happy about the heat.

Here's a nice fish at the falls:

"Don't mind if I do!" as they say.

And, don't worry, Jake was present this summer:
Here is the spring box he re-vamped for the Lodge (ie where we keep the beer). And your suspicions are correct, I caught all the fish and Jake drank all the beer.

Here's Jake doing as he does:

Then some people caught some more fish:We flew in some planes:(Blake is the man.)

Saw a couple'a nice sunsets:
Sailed in an alien spaceship:

Built a time-machine:

Dumb and (an itchy) dumber at the lodge:
And that was that!
But I/we are really glad to be home, finally insulating our house... just in time to leave again.

Oh, but the most exciting news! Jake's cousin has moved into the house next door! No, literally, the house-next-door! We like our new neighbor. He plays soccer with us.

Anyway, feel free to email, we will email back. Or better yet, call! and we'll talk! or even best-of-all-choices... visit! We live in a frat house! Always room for you, your cousins, and your/their dogs and/or cats and/or parakeets.

See you. Until then, we'll be insulating. And drinking Two Hearted. And also chicken-sitting.



  1. Welcome back!! Looks like a great summer ;)


  2. Hey Jes!!!
    We were thinking about you at Apple Fest in Bayfield! We were hoping to run into you guys there... but I guess it was kinda rainy weather...
    Hopefully we can meet up on the way thru, November some time? Talk soon!


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