I’ve been home now for a couple of days after two weeks of outdoor fun with my wife Linda, and son Chris. Activities included biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, and, of course, four full days of fly fishing for the blue-ribbon pride of the Williamson, redband trout. We had a total blast! (And Linda learned from Chris how to cast a trout fly rod.)
As a bonus, when we returned to Maupin, Chris took Linda and me out on the Lower Deschutes to spey cast for summer steelhead. Linda got her first lesson in fly fishing with a two-handed, 12’7″ fly rod, and she loved it.
Even using 50-weight sun block, I got the deepest red-brown tan I’ve ever had. It was a very hot week, but fortunately, the humidity is relatively low in that part of the country.
I’ll probably have more to say on the adventures, but for now, I really wanted to say “hi!” to all you wonderful educators who are either back for the new year, or are about to jump aboard.
Have a terrific year, y’all! :)