Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fishing Fun

We went to Homer and Soldotna so the guys and Teresita could go fishing. Terry, Teresita and Raymond took a charter 1/2-day trip on the ocean for halibut. They each caught their limit of two but Terry caught the biggest halibut on the boat. (There were 20 persons fishing on the boat.) As Alaskans, Teresita and Raymond can go fishing on the Kenai River with dip nets. They caught 11 salmon. Yes, the fish will make delicious dinners.

Reenactment Memories

Meanwhile, I had a wonderful breakfast at Spit Sisters in Homer and met Kenneth Altergott at the campground in Soldotna. Ken reenacted Alexander Hamilton Willard at the reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 2004. He was the Pilot and Captain of the keelboat. When we returned to the RV, Terry found the pictures that we had taken of the reenactment which included a picture of Willard and myself in front of the keelboat he piloted. (Yes, I am sun burned.) These experiences will make wonderful stories for my new book,” More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes - More Confessions of Happy Campers.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Apartment Progress Continues

Progress is being made on the apartment even though the weather is not co-operating. It has rained almost every day during the past week. The temperatures are in the 60’s during the day so it isn’t too hot to work. Now Terry and Raymond are building the truss system for the roof.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Apartment Progress

The progress that you see in the apartment that Terry and Raymond are building happened in one week. They worked a half-day on the 4th of July.

It was raining when David and Anita visited with their sons Daniel, age 15, and Stephen, aged 11. But we had a dry place to eat because Teresita brought the wonderful meal down to the gazebo overlooking Upper Fire Lake. When the weather cleared, the boys had fun in the catamaran and the larger boat with the electric motor. It wasn’t just the boys; us adults liked our exploration on the lake too.

Crowds do not gather for big firework displays Alaska. It just doesn’t get dark enough. We saw fabulous firework displays on Presidents Day weekend in February in Arizona Hope your Independence Day was good.