Saturday, May 23, 2009


David Anderson, James Garner and myself bought a guided catfishing trip in the Rocky Mountaion Elk Foundation auction a few months ago and Friday night we were finally able to take the trip. We had a BLAST!! The guide, The Catfish Consultant and Bait Boy did absolutely everything except reel the fish in. We actually did that. We left around 5 p.m. and didn't get home until almost 3 a.m., having spent 8-plus hours on the boat. This trip redefined how fishing should be done. Our Bait Boy - I still can't remember what his real name was - took care of rigging all the poles and even casting them out. All we had to do was sit around and wait for a fish to hit. Then whoever could grab the pole first got to bring the fish in. The two of us who id not get on the pole would just LOUDLY cheer the "fisherman" on. We are already planning our next trip and will be enjoying a good fish-fry on Sunday evening.

With our yellow cat. I get to claim it because I was the first to grab the pole when the fish hit. It is the biggest yellow that the guide has ever brought in.
David reeling. It looks like he has a big fish on but he was just caught on a log.

David at sunset.
Our haul!
My big blue cat.
Enjoying a good cigar at sunset.
James celebrating his first catch.

James and I enjoying our cigars. Waiting for a fish to hit. It was a tough job.

The fishermen.

David astonished by his big blue.

Fighting another big one.

James is working hard while David cheers him on. Everything is funnier and more fun if you are loud!
David is actually catching a fish here. It wasn't a log this time.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Garden Update

Well, we are officially into the growing season and my garden has really taken off. Those of you that know me pretty well know that I tend to get a little overzealous about things and go all out. Well ... I've done it again. I definitely planted too many plants in my garden. It is so grown up that you can't even seen the dirt anymore. 16 tomato plants, 11 squash and 3 cantalope plants take up a lot of room. Here are some pics of my first batch of vegetables. I have over 30 tomatoes on the vine as well as 20 squash. I planted the cantalope late so they are not anywhere near ready to produce. I can't wait to eat my first tomato!!