Goodbye - Washington.After almost four years of life here in eastern WA, I decided to go back to Montana.
- It just seemed to be the time. Something made me feel so.
- My job = cattle breeding & passion = fly-fishing. Dairy industry has been hit by bad economy in general and low milk price. Things should get better, because it's all about the cycle, but who knows when. And then I am not sure how much I will push myself into steelhead fishing around here in Pacific Northwest.
- One thing for sure, I have accumulated lots of experience for both breeding and fly-fishing over last several years.
After all, I had always wanted to go back to Montana one more time if there would be a second chance. I want to breed beef cows in ranches under Big Sky. I also get to the point that I want to tie and sell my own flies at shops in the area. Eventually I want to be a guide, at least going to a guide school should not hurt my fishing experience. Especially as for fly-fishing, it's limited at here either for business or just fun.
This does not mean that I didn't have any fun in eastern WA or it had been boring around here (fishing around here was boring every now and then, I admit). In fact, even if all of my wish would be accomplished in Montana, I would still make less money than the job I had here in Yakima Valley. But then again, it's the timing. I have to move on. This ended up the last trout caught here in eastern WA.
This coming weekend, I say goodbye to Yakima Valley and move into Livingston.
Things in eastern WA that I will surely miss:
- Good Mexican restaurants
- Seafood such as sushi
- Native Westslope cutthroat
- Unseen steelhead
But I already know there are too many attractions in Livingston that compensate those losses. I feel nervous and insecure every 10 minute or so but I am ready to hit the road. I have to send back the internet modem soon so this will the last post from Yakima Valley.
See you at ranches and/or rivers under Big Sky!!