I was flying for Fish and Game in Cook Inlet and I landed on the beach at a friends set-net sight to say hi and use their outhouse. I had no idea my brother’s family was staying on the beach at this location for the night, so I was surprised to see them since we were several hundred miles from home. The biologist and I hung out for a bit and as we were getting ready to take-off my sister-in-law says, “hey, you know your mom and all her friends are hanging out down at clam gulch, you might see them too hahahaha”.
I did not give this much thought but decided to hug the beach “just in case”. We had been flying for less than 10 minutes when I saw this group of ladies walking down the beach. I asked the biologist if she would mind if landed to say “hi” to my mom. She said, “YOU BETTER LAND TO SAY HELLO TO YOUR MOTHER !!!!!!!! ” So I winged over and plopped down right along side them. I don’t know who was more surprised, me stumbling across my mom on a random beach 300 miles from home, or my mom having her son plop down along side her on a beach 300 miles from home. It was a great 5 minute stop with lots of laughs. Alaska really is a small town.
P.S. My Mom is the cute little lady on the far left.
This is the video from the same event.