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Thank You, Margo!

On our first night on the river, Margot Flaherty, had us play a game at the dinner table - Best Thing, Worst Thing. We went around the table and each person told what the best and worst part of his/her day was. On our last night in Boise, the McCurdys and Harry and Sandy ate at Angel's, the restaurant where Margot and Tim had their wedding reception. I modified the game a bit, asking everyone what the best thing about the trip was.

Julie enjoyed catching her first trout ever (on the first day fishing); for Patrick, it was the beautiful surroundings while fishing, stating it really didn't matter if he caught a fish or not; Heather loved the encouragement and support of everyone in regard to her duckying (especially through the more challenging rapids); John enjoyed being in the ducky and having Patrick ram him to get him off of the shallows; for Sandy it was her first cups of coffee in the morning and our smiling faces; and for Kathy it was the connection to and memories of her dad, a fly fisherman himself. Sorry Harry, email me yours!

So thank you, Margot, for a good game, your fun spirit on the trip, and for arranging for our great dinner. I dedicate this last blog entry to you.

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Group photo

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So long to the guides

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Last campsite

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Last ride with Bobby

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Last sister float

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Last fish

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Last looks

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Last smiles

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Last rapids

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Last thoughts

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Last lunch site

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Last surf

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Looking back at the lunch site.

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Our wonderful river -looking down

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Looking back - last look (photo by Heather)

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Arriving at the confluence with the main Salmon River

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It was hard to say "Good-bye"

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(photo by Julie)

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Our bus

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Our plane

This entry finally ends the record of a trip that was life-changing for all of us. We were reluctant to let it go and perhaps that is why it's taken almost a month to complete these blog entries. We will remember it always and hope to return.

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