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Betty Goodman

“My youngest son and I went halibut and salmon fishing in Seward, Alaska in July. In October, I went on a Carnival cruise to Calica, Mexico. We were originally scheduled to go to Cancun but Wilma, or it may have been Rita, prevented that.”
My youngest son, Darryl, took me on an all expense paid fishing trip to Seward, Alaska. Originally, the trip was for my granddaughter (his only daughter), who had been accepted into the Air Force Academy. She had wanted to go fishing in Alaska for her high school graduation and had wanted me to go with her and her dad. As it turned out, because of just entering into her new responsibilities, she could not go.
I am so blessed that my son still wanted to take me.

On the 15th of July, I flew into Colorado Springs and was able to spend a little time with her and my ex-daughter-in- law. Afterwards, my son and I flew to Anchorage, arriving around 3:00 a.m. We then took the Alaska Rail Road down to Seward.
The first day, we were (I was) too tired to do anything except to examine the resort (run by the US Army) and try to find the closest grocery store. We had chosen not to rent a car because our minds were only on fishing.
Tuesday was our first day out to fish. Our boat was named the “Artic Warrior”. Day two we were on the “Snow Bird”, and day three, Thursday, the “Jack Pot”. It was so much fun. We had to be up by 5:00 a.m. the three mornings in order to get to our bus at 5:45 to get us to the dock where we waited to load onto the boats. Each boat could carry 14 fishers.