Wednesday, May 16, 2007


We're right across from the press trailers and they have all the wi-fi blocked with secure im not going to be able to update as much as i had planned. Came home last night to get some things done today and to check in on the joint. I've got to submit my plans about building the deck off the front of the Joint to the city. I've also got to give drawings to the welder I've got to build a trailer. I am in charge of cooking the "exotic" category. I have shipped in some Kangaroo and Yak meat. I've got a few ideas for each one but have not come to a conclusion as to what I'll cook. The pictures are of the view on the river and of the 5 of us that went down on sunday. Carey and Dave are sitting down. They formed the team 4 years ago after spending a decade on "Hog Wild". John, Terry and myself are behind them. I've got to pick up John McCall tonight in Henderson and then head back to the river. Everything really picks up tomorrow.

1 comment:

m.a. said...

a sure sign of you being "buzzed" is when you have those sunglasses on top of your head...

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