KJ gets a visitor, day two: slimy maggots

Trip Start May 17, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Not content with showing me up on her own activity yesterday, Louise decided to outdo me on my own turf. Let us start at the beginning.

Louise decided to try something a little easier today. That, or she felt sorry for me. I don't know. But we packed up the poles and went fishing to Echo Lake in the Monashee Mountains. The lake itself has a few access points, but without a boat the only real fishing spot is on a beach at the end of a five minute hike. No complaints there. I may not have the lung capacity for cycling, but I've walked in 15km for Multiple Sclerosis three times and gone on many other hikes besides. The forest/mountain scenery is also quite worth it.

Things went pretty well at first. I was able to redeem some of my manhood lost yesterday by being able to put the maggots on her hook and then teaching her how to cast my reels. Then not twenty minutes after we arrived she caught one. I've been fishing for 18 years, she had only tried once before, and she caught the first (and only) fish.


It managed to pull itself off the hook before I could finish reeling in to grab it, but it was too small to keep anyway. We kept fishing for a few hours and had a quick snack while we were out there, but came back empty handed. Yet, it was still very much worth the trip.

The next day -- since I'm actually writing this two days late -- I drove Louise out to her camp in Tappen where she met her Couchsurfing friends. We got lost briefly when we arrived in town due to Google Maps sending us down the wrong road entirely, but we managed to find our way after asking around a Bible Camp in progress. I really wish I could have stayed. Unfortunately I already have my vacation time booked for the year. Read about my trip to Seattle starting in about three weeks.

Once again, as she tells it.
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