From Whittier, we drove to Cooper Landing on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula. The Russian River joins the Kenai River here, and the fishing is “world famous.” What I saw was people, many people, standing 20 feet apart, casting a weight and big hook with feathers on it (a fly) out 15 feet, then dragging it across the river bottom, hoping to catch a fish in the mouth. As the salmon do not feed while coming up river to spawn, this technique “flossing” has been developed to capture them. I moved up river a bit and tried throwing a fly and caught a beautiful rainbow trout. Maxine tried her hand a gold panning, and really likes it. The boys flew in to Anchorage where I picked them up. We all went to Seward and visited the kennels of an Iditarod champion.