Oh for the cool of summer

It was the first week of August, 2008, six years ago that my brother Buck called with tickets for me to fly to Alaska to meet with him and his two sons to fish for a week at Jim’s Cabin Lake near Juno, AL. I had not even thought of a trip like that much less checked into the costs involved. But baby brother Buck had made all the arrangements with his sons Josh and Clint and well…. Soon I was on the way to Alaska! It was extremely hot here and I arrived to temps in the 60’s. The pictures remind me of the great time we had as we loaded the four of us with all supplies and bedding on a sea plane and pilot who took us from Juno to Jim’s Cabin Lake. It took seven circles around the island lake before he could get low enough to land and when he did, we jumped off the pontoons onto shore and unloaded all of our ‘stuff’! What a time those next seven days were! Anytime I wanted to fish, there was the water {less than fifty feet from the cabin} and with no effort would catch how many fish I wanted to eat…We ate fish every day! Grilled, fried, smoked…What a great time and what a reprieve from the summer heat. To this day I do not know what it cost, I am not sure I even asked, but knowing Buck, he was as happy to have me along as I was to be with them; cost meaning nothing. Hey Buck! Thanks again for a trip of a lifetime!
I guess it was the cool air this morning that took my mind back to that hot summer day I enjoyed cool temperatures. It was gorgeous this morning to open the windows {July 28, 2014} and feel the air with just a tad of chill in it!
I am now at the Church office and am dressed for physical activity for the day. Much to do, but before I can take off, I have to clear off my desk {somewhat} you know what they say about a cluttered desk and genius} and then the weekly treck to the bank and other Monday morning tasks. Anyway, the day is in full swing, Carolyn has four grandchildren at home and I have the peace and repose of the office for a short while….isn’t God good?!
See you soon,
Bro. Wayne

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