Thursday, August 31, 2006


Got here to Juneau yesterday, getting on the float plane here in a few minutes. Lord willing we'll be on the water in an hour and a half. We're fishing for Halibut & Salmon at in Elfin Cove. This is the little vacation we needed in front of opening this joint up. Bo has gone to an orchard for a couple of days with some amigos to stock pile apple wood for us. Next week things really, really pick up....I'll probably be announcing the open date after the variance meeting & beer board meeting.


King Drew of the Appalachains said...

Up the river they're windin, big briskets they're findin, North to Alaska, we're goin north, the rush is on. (apologies to Johnny Horton)

lovelife said...

cool might have to make the trip from Mo the week you open.

Pat Martin said...

make the trip'll be worth it.

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