Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Along with The Alaskan Trailer, Niki's miniWerks in Kenny Lake, shows many Alaskan scenes. Like the Chitina Fishwheel Scene pictured below.
This is a "to scale" miniature of Niki's dream 20 foot gertee.
She also made the cutting board, tables and chairs. What a talented, creative artist/architect my sister is. I am very proud of her.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Left pouring down rain in Valdez saturday and this was the view heading down the Edgerton Hwy into Kenny Lake. The sun was out and a raindow greeted us.
Had a great time visiting Camp Redington and seeing the awesome museum. Took lots of pics and as usual the weekend ended too fast and it was time to head home to rainy Valdez.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Valdez has been pounding rain for a week straight with no end in sight. Some seniors are saying its going to rain til it snows.
This rain barrel reminded me of an old song grandma taught us in the 50's.
Playmate on the piano.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
They still like to be caught.
Pictures are of two tenders in Port Valdez. Tenders are boats that suck up the salmon that the seiners deliver to. Then the tender buys them and takes them to the processor. They also sell gas and grub. Free root beer floats.
The fish in the bay now are pink salmon. Silvers soon.
Raining or not, fishing is good.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Started a new job today and ran into an old friend. He just happened to spend his 4th of July weekend in Chitina working on his cabin and dipnetting the Copper River for sockeyes. He gave me this smaller than average size salmon thats perfect for baking whole.
I like stuffing the salmon with onions, garlic and lemon. Then wrapping it up with tin foil and baking them whole in the oven or on the bbq.
When you can smell the garlic the fish is done.
Let the salmon rest a bit as fish will still cook away from heat while its still hot. Open foil carefully and the skin will peel away and the fillets slide right off the bone cooked just right.
No picture of the final step because I was too busy eating my first fresh Copper River Red of the year. Lucky me. Thank-you Brad!!
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
A Fourth of July cannot pass without me fondly remembering my old dog Rockett. He loved bottle rockets and would attack them, pick them up, and let them shoot out of his mouth. He didn't seem to be bothered by the noise and it was funny to watch the smoke blow out of his mouth. 4th of July was his favorite day of the year. RIP Rockett.
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