After a long weekend at the high school retreat I was feeling rather exhausted and ready for bed, but not before heading out for an afternoon on Mirror Lake with my internship congregation for their annual Ice Fishing Day.
Each year in March ORLC members, and friends head out for an afternoon on the lake. This year Greg headed up the event as he too was fatigued from a Boy Scout trip the night previous. None the less the Holy Spirit granted energy and a beautiful day.
|Working on my tan while awaiting some fish|
|Len is just chillin' (no pun intended)|
We started out fairly close together with several holes within a 100 foot radius. Then the younger kids left and came back explaining that the fish were in a different area (I love the rationale or children). So Greg left and drilled several more holes.
|Digging out the newly formed ice after 15 minutes with the pole in.|
|John and Ernie with the auger extension on...looking for water not continued ice, it's thick!|
|That's 3 feet of ice right there|
|Here fishy, fishy, fishy|
|Rick walking back with Jacob from a far away fishing spot.|
We did not catch any fish, but that did not matter. The kids lost interest and headed sledding on the shoreline, and eventually we had a full on snowball fight. It was great fun to be had by all.
|Pulling her brother in the sled. Cute!|
|Love this picture-Scotty in snowshoes getting tired of waiting for a fish. Patience of a saint right there.|
Such unique experiences I am blessed to have here in Alaska. Where else would a congregation go ice fishing? Where else does a congregation go hiking under the moon and northern lights? Where else does a congregation bring their K-9 companions to worship? Alaska, I fall in love with you more each day.