Monday, September 30, 2019

The Birthday Adventure

I have a habit of running away from... errr.... for my birthday.  Getting older sucks, let's face it.   But, fishing on my birthday has become a tradition because then I enjoy it!  Haha.  Heading down the highway towards some good trout water makes me happy.  So, that is what I do!   I headed north about 5 hrs away this year.  My special friends were there to greet me and fish with for a couple of days.  I feel very fortunate to have such great people in my life.  I love the Almond family.  Always so hospitable.  Julie and Kerry have always been such great friends.  Fortunately, Garth was also there and "The Three Amigos" ended up celebrating this birthday in great fashion.  Kerry rowed Garth and I to many great fish.  The morning was especially active.  Lots of hungry rainbows.  Kerry got a few casts in too.  When it was all said and done, we left with tired arms and thankfulness for our friendships of many years now.

Nothing like eating dinner on the shoreline of Henry's Lake at sundown.  Bring on the bbq ribs, corn on the cob, baked beans and a yummy salad and you are set!

And no adventure would be complete without the damsel...

One of the many for Garth...

Thank you, Kerry, for the fun day and helping me
 with this birthday fish...

I also got to meet up with another fishing buddy, Lonnie.  We hit the Park and he took a fantastic picture with that beautiful landscape only Yellowstone can give.

Thanks, Londo.

Where will I end up next year?  =)  Who knows... Canada was last year and Island Park/Yellowstone was this year.  
Two great trips!

But, one thing's for sure...  No one can beat Julie's birthday cheesecakes!!   Yes, fresh peaches on top were a special treat!  

Much love felt.

Goodbye August.  Oh, and September!  Haha
 Bring on Christmas shopping...
Oh, did I really say that?


  1. Emily.......Good to see you out and about. BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY from California. Some nice Rainbow birthday presents. First snow in the hills last Sunday. Winter's coming.

    1. Thanks, Mark. I really got spoiled. This blog is getting tougher to write on. Another 2 mo stint. Ughhh... Hope you are well.

  2. Emily
    I can't think of a better way to celebrate your birthday; fishing some beautiful waters and enjoying some great food, and of course landing some quality trout.
    As for the age thing, enjoy the days you're given doing the things you love, and in your case that means land as many trout and fish as many waters as you can before you make to the rocking chair. Good hearing from you again and thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Bill!! That rocking chair isn't too far off. =) Glad you visited over here. I will be sure to check up on your blog tonight.

  3. Happy (belated) birthday RD. Looks like you had an amazing one, friends, fishing, rainbows, and sweets... oh my lord. Give me a birthday everyday!

    1. Hi buddy! I just got back from a trip to MT! Thanks for stopping by... I really don't like bdays anymore, but my friends made it very memorable.

  4. Hi there! Out of town again, I was. My bday trip was epic and I was spoiled. Friends, food, and fish. What more could you ask for???