Eugene Cho

i am called to be a fisher of fish…

Just wanted you to know that I’m heading off for vacation with my family. Because of the ruptured achilles, we had to scratch the original plan of my dream of RV’ing around the States but perhaps another time. But, we are still doing a road trip (via Yellowstone National Park) and I will be spending most of my time enjoying my wife, the kids, and doing this (click on pic to see that huge beauty):

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I will fish, catch, and release…cast, ruptured achilles and all. I will not be stopped because this man needs to decompress.

So, having said that, I won’t be blogging for the next couple weeks.  I may however (if I have internet access) post some pics of my prize fish catches. I’m also using this vacation to develop my new hobby of photography and may post some pics via Twitter – if you choose to follow me there.

I packed one book: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson.

See you in two weeks.

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10 Responses

  1. Kenny says:

    So who caught that fish for you to hold?

  2. Ken Stoll says:

    enjoy the fishing, will look forward to a book review.

  3. Alex Wright says:

    Excellent book choice, Eugene! Have fun communing with your family, the fish, and God.

  4. jeff says:

    nice fish! be sure that when/if you post more fish pictures you identify the species….yellowstone has some unique trouts! have an awesome time

  5. Oliver says:

    that’s a nice looking largemouth bass…

  6. Steve says:

    Tight lines and tight times (with your family). Look over your shoulders for grizzly every now and then…

  7. Jim says:

    have a great time…i like to watch people fish while i smoke cigars…

  8. […] Just wanted you to know that I’m heading off for vacation with my family. Because of the ruptured achilles, we had to scratch the original plan of my dream of RV’ing around the States but perhaps another time. But, we are still doing a road trip (via Yellowstone National Park) and I will be spending most of my time enjoying my wife, the kids, and doing this (click on pic to see that huge beauty):I will fish, catch, and release…cast, ruptured achilles and all. I will not be stopped because this m Ice Fishing Shelter […]

  9. Luis Iza says:

    Need your counsel. We would like to begin a ministry to new immigrants to our country in northern new jersey. I would appreciate suggestions of ministries to visit and talk to anywhere in the country. Blessings, Luis

  10. Rachel says:

    The fishing part doesn’t sound fun. But the decompressing and nature and family–that’s a riot.

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