August 24, Tuesday
First, let me say that we are now into our fourth week of camping. It’s just hard to believe. Knock on wood, we have had no major problems and we are still talking to each other.
Greg must have been very excited about fishing. I think I heard him get up around 3:30 a.m. and drive away some time after 5 a.m.
Not 5 minutes after he left I thought I felt the camper shake and someone step on the steps. I called out “Greg, is that you?” and got no answer. I tried to look outside to see what/who was out there (a bear? a moose?) but the windows were fogged up (40+ degrees this morning) and could not see anything, so back to bed I went where it was nice and warm.
Anyway, I hope Greg has good luck fishing. It would be great to have a fresh trout for dinner, put some in the freezer, and give a trout to Martine, too. She was a great help to us at registration. And she was so excited that Greg was going to fly fish standing in the river. The typical Canadian way in these parts seems to be from a row boat in a big lake. She asked if he had waders and if he needed lures. After explaining the 5K stretch of river he could fish, she put a big star where the best spot was!
BTY, I tried out my poor French and said “Mon nom est Martha, aussi”. Both Martine and the other Martha laughed. Martine also told us that ‘Martine’ is the feminine of Martin and that she has a twin brother named Martin!
Tues., early evening
YES!!!!! Fish for dinner!
I’ll let Greg tell you the fishing story . . . but we had Brook trout for dinner.
Kelly, how did I do? Kind of looks like the trout you fixed for Rhonda and me when we met you and Greg in Jasper/Banff during Fish Across Canada.
Leroy, awesome . . . I think I can say ‘better than Graves Mountain’. The trout was only 5 hours out of the water when we had it for dinner.
See pictures below, dinner fit for a king. Brook trout cooked in foil with EOO, parsley, and lemon with Butternut squash cooked in foil with white and brown sugar cinnamon, and butter, and Uncle Ben’s 90 second brown and wild rice. OK, a girl has to know when to cheat! But an awesome dinner!