R and I had a GREAT quick 2.5 day escape to the mountains of WY & ID & MT for some fly fishing.
We spent our first afternoon exploring Jackson Hole, WY. I had never been and had so much fun exploring the shops. Naturally I somehow found myself in a toy store.
After booking my ticket at the last minute, R heard of a great restaurant in Jackson and somehow managed to get very last minute reservations! So we changed clothes in a public bathroom and had a lovely romantic dinner together.
Then we drove a few hours to the middle of nowhere, ID (actually a place called Island Park)
where some of the best fly fishing in the country is.
We fished the Snake River and had a blast.
The weather was perfect. We laughed a lot.
We enjoyed spending hours just being outside and being together.
And I must admit that I think fly fishing is a very sexy sport. I loved watching my R fish - he loves it and it brings him a lot of joy so it was fun for me to watch him. It's such a technical sport but he makes it look so easy.
And every time he caught a fish he was so nonchalant about the whole thing. I squeal and take pictures and get excited when I catch one. Not R. He just catches it, releases it, & tosses it back in.
R caught a lot of trout. We mostly caught rainbow and brown and cutthroat trout.
Sometimes, I took a break from fishing and read. It was glorious. Glorious.
I read 1 thick book in less than 48 hrs and then started a new one. Sun, my husband near by, a fleece for the cool morning, and a great book. I was a happy girl.
On my first day, I only caught "exotics." (Some people call them trash fish or whitefish but I prefer the more flattering term, "exotics.") I was happy just to catch something!
But on day 2, we fished the Madison River into Montana and I had so much fun catching trout finally! A few got away but I managed to get 5-6! They were so fun to catch!
We so needed this time together. A huge thanks to both sets of our parents for making it happen for us. Cookie & Lovie babysat Will & Ellie while Honey & G-Dad arranged the guides and cabin. Thank you!!!
It was a perfect long weekend.