Monday, August 25, 2008

Living the Good Life--Summer in Sun Valley

Summer has been busy, of course. But the past few weeks have been beyond busy, but I've been living like I'm in Sun Valley.

The Land Trust had their donor party that was definitely one of the nicest I've been to in a while. It was out Greenhorn in a party barn (barn is quite the exaggeration). Paddy was the event photographer, Cristina's did the catering, and there was plenty of vodka to go around.

The following day I guided for our state's non-bathroom perusing senator's fundraiser and had a great time before and after at a she-she ranch in the Triangle.

Then, I had an unexpected day off and strolled through expensive linen stores and finished the weekend up with Fly Girls. I guided hard and then enjoyed cocktails in the evenings.

It's a hard life.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Paddy's discovered that burning powder is fun--really fun. He just bought a 20 guage Remington 870 and we've been tearing it up. The pic above is of Kathryn and me posing with our arms last Saturday. This Sunday we found an awesome new spot to shoot on top of a hill with an unbelievable view. Sunset up there was really awesome.

Oh yeah, then fishing's been good too.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Super Duper Sunsets on Silver Creek

There's a mouth full.

The past week, the fishing has been super sweet. With a couple of days off, I've been able to catch up on sleep and even fish with Paddy 3 days in a row--unheard of in the summer.

Paddy discovered a sunset PMD hatch on Silver Creek before he went mousing last week and it's been awesome. Tonight we were harassed by a moose in the trees, saw a wonderful sunset, and even successfully harassed some fish.

Paddy caught the most beautiful rainbow we had ever seen and I managed to catch to smallest fish on the whole creek.

What really amazes me about all of this is it never ends, I never have to leave, and I usually have it to myself.

It makes me cry sometimes it's so awesome.