Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Salem,Oregon and lots of floks to see

Next stop Salem ,Oregon--- We lived there for 2 1/2 years Me and Ciejay before we moved to Thailand sooo we have lots of friends there and I lived there before Ciejay for 6 years and worked at Sizzler's and All That Glitters sooo we have lots of friend me and her together .

Phil Smith my best Buddy meet us at the train station and we went to He and his wife Dawn's new house "what a lovely place..." and moved us into our very own bed room , and I took a long nap before we started visiting everyone we knew , . The next day was lunch with Lorena and Hector and my grand-kids , we had a great time and the kids are now almost grown and Robert is as tall as me now , and Daisy is going to have a baby soon , really enjoyed Josh too, Hector made lunch the next day and brought it to Sizzlers where we got to visit with Pete and Dottie from All that Glitters , what a wonderful time it was , got to see Steve (my ole boss ) too . That night I meet all the ole gang of managers from Sizzler's ,my Buddies forever and we meet at the new Buffalo Wings Sports Bar for a evening of fun and sharing stories new and old we laughed a lot .

We meet Florance at the China Wall for a all you can eat buffet and a great time at her home where Ciejay found lots of figs on her trees and ate her fill, , great time with a dear friend , we also meet Jim our Buddy from the Gas station where we used the bathroom everyday when we sold produce the summer of 2004 before going to Thailand , Jim and Cal still call us all the time in Thailand and they are also dear friends .

The state fair was in full swing sooo off to the fair ,me Ciejay and Phil and dawn and we had a great time , best foot long dog I've ever ate and fun riding a few rides sad I did not win a big prize for Ciejay .

While we were there in their home, Phil and Dawn feed us and took such good care of us , THANK YOU and they even let us use the SUV so we didn't have to rent a car , what a good van.All in all it was a great time and I got to see and visit with some of my most favorite people in the whole world .

Pictures of almost everyone we saw and things we did hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Alaska --- Fishing on the Famous Kenai River

I am going to post a few stories about our trip this fall to the USA , will try to include lots of pictures hope you enjoy them .
 It was not only a vacation but it was a trip of a lifetime seeing and visiting with a lot of Family and Friends around the country and I do mean around  we traveled from the west coast to the east coast and lots of stops in-between

 A Alaska Adventure !!! There is nothing that sounds so good and excites a fisherman or fisher woman than the cry of FISH ON !!!!!!. and the day on the River Kenai was no exception, Pastor and Master Guide Wayne and side kick and right arm Marveen to us for a trip of a lifetime, fishing in their boat on the Famous Kenai River . It started out as a rainy day , but as soon as we got on the water...r the sky cleared and we had a most beautiful and warm day , was perfect day for fish and they were ready to put up a great fight for us . Ciejay caught her first ever salmon (a Silver ) and it put up a good fight , but she hung in there amid all the screams of excitement and joy she landed him and then proceeded to catch her limit, while I caught a few she out did me and was awarded a hat with the words Fish On for being the best fish woman for the day from Pastor Wayne, she will treasure it forever.The Key Word for that lovely day was !!!!FISH ON !!!.

Here's a few pictures hope you enjoy.              " FISH ON"


Thursday, October 25, 2012

SMOKED SALMON ---- the Alaska way (one way)

Ever since the beginning of time , preserving the food or meat from the days hunt was very important. Salting, drying in the sun, was the norm before frigs and freezers and canning  can to be . I love to can and freeze the things I hunt and catch and the fish I catch .

While we were in Alaska we went fishing on the Famous Kenai River , during the silver salmon run and we caught our limit and had a great time in doing so  , there's nothing like the sound of Fish On and I'll share that part of the trip in my next post, But I wanted to share in pictures  the art of smoking salmon . My friend Mark did all the work we just provided the fish , hope you enjoy the pictures .