Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Posted by Clara at 4:54 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
We moved into our house in May of 2006 and since then Derek has had our neighbor as a fishing buddy. They go throughout the year and often spend several days and hours on the river and have come home with almost no fish. Since 2006 I think Derek has brought home 2 fish. So then this year everything changed. Derek went out to Neah Bay and came back with lots of fish, then he switched rivers to the Puyallup and Cowlitz from the stupid fishless Nisqually. Well, it has fish but the Indians get all the fish in the nets. Today he got these crazy salmon. For those of you like me who don't know salmon this is a King (the big one) and a silver (the smaller big one). I think salmon are the ugliest fish but they are so freaking yummy. Mmmmmmmm!!! Smoked or BBQ's with butter, or slathered with teriyaki or with a creamy dill sauce. Then the smoked stuff is awesome with cream cheese on bagels or crackers or even a sandwich. Our freezer is nice and full of fish now. Ethan has even done some catching. It is too cool.
Posted by Clara at 9:15 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
So, this was year 5 at Dave Matthews. It was awesome as always. The music was amazing. We saw G-Love and the special Sauce and unfortunately missed Yonder Mountain. Dave Matthews was phenomenal as always. He played a lot of new stuff which was great to get to hear it live for the first time. All of his older music you can find Live versions of but not his new stuff yet. He also played with Tim Reynolds, who is a good friend of his and an amazing guitar player. I had never had a chance to hear them play together and it was phenomenal.
We also decided to stay at a different campsite. It was much more expensive but it was a smaller area and the people were much different. I am seriously considering trying out premier camping next year instead. It was an awesome group of us this year and we had a blast. Before everyone else got there we headed off to play at Moses Lake. That was a lot of fun. So, here are some pics...
I love this pic. It is my new profile pic for most of my websites now.
Ethan acting like an old man
At the campsite
Alisha hanging out at the site
Here we were playing with some neighboring campers...it was a game of hackey-volley-soccer-kick ball. It was quite entertaining
Ethan heading after the ball
A lot of people brought pools. The kids thought that was so cool.
Walking around the site.
The kids always love hanging out in the hammock
She's one cool cat!!
More playing in the hammock
Hanging at our friend's campsite
I told them to act like they like each other.
Catching some Zzzzzz's before the show
It started raining a couple of hours before the show on Saturday and Sunday. So we got all ready for the rain
The gorge is especially gorgeous after the rain
The kids wanted to take their pic from under the bear. I have no idea!
Then from on it, but it freaked Addie out a bit
This little girl loved the concert
And i loved it
The stage, with the Columbia River running behind it
Posted by Clara at 2:58 PM