One day in July my husband's brother called and wanted to know if we would like to go fishing. He said yes to him, " I asked where are we going fishing". My husband told me at Eklutna Lake, I looked at him and said "Honey that lake is fed by a Glacier, and the water is ice cold"! He told me we are taking the canoe and his brother's small boat. I felt the water was too cold, I asked my husband if we can go to another lake? He told me his brother wanted to go there because there are large fish in the lake. I really did not think this was a good idea. But I decided to go any way because all of us were going. When we were ready, I put the dog's in the car and we went to their home. When we arrived to thier home, all of us took a seat in his camper.
Off we went to Eklutna Lake and the start of our adventure! We reached the road leading into the Lake, the ride was bumpy. When we finally arrived at the Lake I seighed a bit and glad we were all safe! The men got the boats from the top of the camper. We put the fishing gear in the boat's and sailed off. I and my husband rowed to the middle of the lake. We put bait on the hooks and caste the line's into the water. We were fishing for a hour when we saw the dogs wanted to go to shore. We rowed to the shore line and we did exit the canoe. We let the dogs jump out onto the land and do their business. They always stay close to us and do not run away, we all had a swell time just enjoying the nice day. About an hour we called the dogs we have (Toy Poodles), they ran into the canoe. We got into the canoe and started rowing we got fifty feet frtom the shore. When all at once the wind started blowing, at that point we knew we should go to the camper!
I was getting scared for all of us because we would row and the wind would blow us backward's. I knew the water was Ice Cold and if we should capsize we would drown. My one dog can not swim, she sank. My husband said to me row harder I tried but to no avail! We decided the best thing to do is to stay about ten feet from shore. This way if we did caapsize we would swim fast to the shore! We rowed for about an hour or so I was getting very tired! I needed a break. My husband let me take a break while he rowed and rowed. I got my strenth back and joined in again to help him row. I was praying we all would get to the camper safe. Finally I could see his brother waveing at us to come to shore! We were inching closer and closer to safety, and finally was at the shore! My husband banked the canoe, I and the dogs went to shore.
I thanked the good Lord we all were safe and going home. The men put the boat's on the camper and we all got to go home safe! The drive home was good and it was a good day for all of us. The sun was shinning and we were all in a good mood. We finally arrived home, and the two men got the boat's from the camper. My husband put the canoe on the car and we headed home. When we were home I gave our Toy Poodles a bath and dried them off. Then I took a shower too, I was in seven heaven. I then made coffee and sat down with a cup. I called to my husband if he wanted some, so he joined me too. Then I told him, never expect me and the dogs to go there fishing. Not when the water is Ice Cold and we could have died! He looked at me and said "Never again Honey and I am sorry that we were in danger". I told him the good Lord was with us and that is what saved us! "He said "I know we will not go there again". Needless to say we never did go to Eklutna Lake again!