I've learned that my 10 weeks in Idaho is equivalent to 18 months of "Kari time" (though it's gone from 386 days a few weeks ago to 18 months, so I'm sure I can extrapolate what it'll be by the time I leave with some fancy equations).
In exchange for those 18 months "Kari time" she'd like a small puppy and a kitten. My friend Ryan has cats, and of course they're precious... but outside of field goal practice and bait (great top water action when you get them in the water) I'm not really sure what the purpose of cats are. But in the end, I'm allergic to cats, and I think we've since discovered that Kari's would likely be allergic to litter boxes, so I've countered with a medium sized puppy.
Kari's come back with a medium sized puppy and 1/2 a kitten.
At least we're negotiating now.
Worked out yesterday morning and then fished with Craig and Rob in a stretch of water we hadn't fished before. Great fishing. Large, fat, healthy fish. And the grasshoppers are now out in full force, so those big fish really love the large grasshopper patterns.
Craig had a run in with a barbed wire fence, and fortunately only his pants were left worse for wear, but the barbed wire fence won this round. Since we're trying to keep this a G rated blog, this is all I can show you...
Cooked out on the upper landing around the fire pit last night....steaks, asparagus, baked potatoes, smoked sausage, fresh salad and of course an adult beverage or two. When it got dark enough Craig had a telescope and you could see Jupiter along with 4 of it's 5 moons. Pretty cool. Incredibly peaceful spot.