I now am motivated completely to do my part and teach others about how to keep the watersheds of MT and the world and their populations of organisms healthy so that the generations of people that come after us can also do their part and hopefully the cycle will continue. I also had the great opportunity of experiencing a whitewater raft trip down the Yellowstone, I learned how I could enjoy a new hobby (fly fishing), I got to meet tons of fantastic people that I was beginning to thought didn't exist any more, I got to spend an entire day floating and fishing the Yellowstone river with an awesome professional guide, Mr. Burke Holmes, and I got to have some genuine fun.
When we arrived at Gardiner school on Monday morning and Coach started talking to us, at first my brain felt so flooded that I was afraid either I couldn't remember everything or that my brain couldn't hold that much. But after a while, and with some practice, everything Coach told us started to make sense and I found I could remember most of it. And when that happened, all I wanted to do was learn more; absorb more. I am so very thankful to God that He has blessed me with all the things in my life and that He blessed me with the opportunity to become a Yellowstone Country Guardian/Yellowstone Country River Guardian and for our super Coach.