30-people representing the Rehabilitating Active Duty Soldiers and Gold Star Families from Fort Carson arrived at Monument Lake for super fun time of fishing and a BBQ picnic. Karl Hill cooked and served 14 racks of BBQ Baby Back and Spare Ribs. He showed up with his portable smoker early and filled the air with BBQ. The rods and reels passed out, with plenty of Power Bait and large red worms for bait and the trout catching was in full swing and a great deal of fun. Kids laughing and squealing at the sight and touch of a worm or a fish caught. Everyone especially enjoyed the time for shear relaxation, casual conversation and watching the kids reel in their fish.
Special thanks to Joyce Quintana and her father John, Mike, Donna, and Billy Smith, Karl Hill the cook, and Dave Bryant for his endless how to catch fish instructions.
We are looking forward to next summer already.