Eve, always eager to connect with the locals, found this hairy indiviual in Ketchikan who was willing to paws and stand for a photo. At Ketchikan we visited a totem pole park, learning about the purpose of totem poles and the life style of the Natives of the area. Then we hung out downtown and did a couple of geocaches.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Floatin' on a BoatIn June, Eve and I sailed for Alaska on a Norwegian Cruise ship. We figured if you can't trust a Norwegian to sail a ship, then who? As a former US Navy carrier sailor, I can attest the cruise ship was humungus! We made stops at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway before disembarking at Whittier.
Monday, March 11, 2013
|Alex poses in front of our fishing house with a cisco caught at the annual Lake of Woods fishing trip.|
Alex and I headed for Baudette on Sunday, March 3, 2013 leaving about 8:30 am. We arrived at Sportsmen's Lodge about 2 pm, loaded our stuff into the snow cat and headed out 10 miles onto the big lake. We arrived at our happy home for the next 3 days, Otter House. Alex not only caught many nice sized walleyes, but a bourbot, 3 ciscos, and 3 keeper saugers. Last year was a bust with 40-50 degree temps and melting snow leaving deep puddles everywhere on the lake. This year was more seasonable and in fact, we were treated to a nice 8" snowstorm on our last day. Driving home was a chore, with heavy snow on the highway, but thank the Lord, we made it home safely about 5:15 pm. The trip festivities ended with a fish cleaning marathon in grandpa's basement.
Grandpa was 2nd best fisherman
There I was, sitting just 6 feet away from Alex, staring down two black holes. It was fun watching Al pull in the fish. I had a lot of time to do Suduko and I did catch a few walleyes. My biggest fish was when Al had two on at once and requested my assistance. I got to crank in a beauty while Al was pulling in another keeper.
|Typical catch on my side of the fish shack.|