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Wife plans East Texas whale-watching surprise for husband

Jenny Johnston of Nacogdoches placed a dozen plastic orcas around town when her husband’s bucket list kayaking whale watch trip had to postponed. (Source: KTRE Staff) Jenny Johnston of Nacogdoches placed a dozen plastic orcas around town when her husband’s bucket list kayaking whale watch trip had to postponed. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Ray Johnston found the whales during a kayaking trip to Lake Naconiche, at church, in a dirty garage and more appearances are planned. (Source: KTRE Staff) Ray Johnston found the whales during a kayaking trip to Lake Naconiche, at church, in a dirty garage and more appearances are planned. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Whale-watching excursions are a popular tourist attraction. 

This summer, a Nacogdoches man was planning to mark kayaking with orca whales in Washington off his bucket list.

Unfortunately, Ray Johnston had to cancel the trip due to a family emergency. 

His wife, Jenny, came up with the next best thing - East Texas whale watching. 

She ordered online a dozen plastic, blow-up orca whales.

She then got to work planting them in places she knew Ray was going.

 They were first found floating at Lake Naconiche, where she arranged a surprise kayaking trip for her husband. 

Later in the week, plastic orcas showed up at church and hidden in a garage he was cleaning.

Jenny said the message to her husband is discoveries, like orcas, can be found in everyday life. It's just how you look at it.

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