Tapioca Disease in Bering Sea Coho

One of the great things about my annual trip to the Aleutian Islands is bringing back Roe and Fish.  The camp has a full size Freezer and given the huge yields of fish on the river,  we are allowed to bring home some fish.    I enjoy processing salmon roe and filleting salmon,  perhaps it’s …

Synabego – Boats, Tubes and Pontoons

One of the reasons I bought the 4wd Mercedes Sprinter  Van Conversion was so that I could tow a 3500 lb boat and still camp.   The other major reason I bought the Revel 4×4 is that I could park the 19 foot van in a regular parking space.    The latter is less achievable with a…

A Special Memorial Day

May 10, 2022 – The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II.  Gina and I had planned a tour of Normandy to follow Gina’s Dad’s Battalion History through France for several years now.  We wanted…

Secret Wednesday Fishing Club

Wednesday May 4, 2021 – First Rule of Wednesday Fishing Club is don’t talk about Wednesday Fishing Club.   Its common knowledge to many that Dentists traditionally take Wednesdays off to golf.   If you’ve ever booked a tee time on a Wednesday,  you probably know this already.  Most doctors work a 4 day week and traditionally,…

Blown off the Forebay

    The Forebay has been hot this past week for everybody but me. Tim, Vaughn and Richard all fished the forebay last week and had excellent days. I took a chance on the weather today to try the forebay and was pretty sure that today would be epic. The day was slow for me…

RV Camping In Palos Verdes

February 4-7 2022 –  Gina and I have never RV camped at a full hookup facility until we booked a couple night at Wine Country RV Resort.  I may have spoiled Gina from camping in any other way.   WIne Country RV resort is definitely the nicest most upscale and complete RV Resort we have ever…

“..that for one brief shining moment…”

Perhaps the most memorable clip of film and music I have ever heard, that brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it, especially in these dark days, is from Richard Harris at the end of the movie Camelot (1967). Arthur stumbles across a young boy who begs to fight in the “last” battle and become a…

The Winter Pattern begins….

Friday Dec 4, 2020  – The Fishing at San Luis and the Forebay was getting pretty tough over the last couple week  as the first rains and cold nights came rolling through the second half of December.  Yesterday, California announced another massive stay at home order.   Hopefully,  they wont close boat ramps and As far…

The Fairmont Condo for Thanksgiving.

November 25-30 – One of the best things we did a couple years ago is purchase a fractional ownership at Fairmont Heritage Place.   Originally we purchased it to use the membership for the excellent deals on Suites at Fairmonts all over the world as well as preferential treatment at property restaurants, golf courses and other…

Helicopter vs Fire

Monday July 6, 2020 –   A fire on the foothills near our house gave us a scare.  There were many grass fires over the 4th of July weekend in San Jose which doesn’t surprise me much since all 4th of July fireworks were canceled.  I can not recall ever having controlled city sponsored fireworks cancelled…

36 Years with Gina

Not a day goes by that I don’t feel lucky and fortunate to have met and married you. Happy 36th Anniversary. My buddy Kenny sais it all for me… For You Kenny Lattimore For you, I’d give a life time of stability Anything you want of me Nothing is impossible For you, There are no…