Monday, September 04, 2006

Back to the BBQ grindstone!

Not going to be much of a post here because I just got in and its late. There will be a larger more up to date post tomorrow concerning the progress of the joint and where we are with it. Things were coming along real well prior to me going on this trip and I have no reason to think that I wont pick up where I left off this week. This is a big week, there is an extraordinary amount of stuff thats got to get done this week for me to open this thing up when I want to. Alaska was unreal. I have posted a pic of me and my brother in-law Stephen who was the captain for one of the boats at Inner Harbor Lodge. This is a picture of one of the many Halibut we caught. This was a small one, I'll post some pics of the bigger ones later when I get them loaded up. The other pic is of my wife Martha and the other pic is of the little villiage we fished out of , Elfin Cove. Steve did a hell of a job putting us on fish. Its one of those places that 99% of us always talk about wanting to go sometime. Quit putting it off and plan your trip for next year, it cant be put in to words. Just GO! When you go to Alaska and look at the scenery and don't think about God, then your screwed up in the head. I'll post more this week concerning the trip with some pictures.


Anonymous said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time. How did cook that fish?

hearts n TN said...

Unbelievable, I think Bryan and I should just move up there. Did you see any whales?

Pat Martin said...

Halibut and Salmon are both great, if not the best on a grill, but I'm partial to live fire cooking. They are great any way you choose to cook them! We saw about every animal up there in its natural environment. Orcas, humpbacks, brown bears/grizzlies, sea lions, otters, seals, etc.. Dont worry, pics will be on the blog in the next week or so.

Anonymous said...

sounds like an awesome trip....i have to admit that im pretty jealous

good luck getting back on track this week as you get ready for the grand opening....we are all looking forward to it...

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