Alaskan Mini-Roadfood Convention update: Patti and Rick took the camper/truck rig and headed north. I'll let them fill in the details of this trip. They had a great time.
We all (6 of us) gathered at the Millennium on Thurs. night and had a lot of laughs, a few libations and food, under the midnight sun, while watching the float planes. We picked up Rick and Jan the next morning and headed for the boat.....blue skies and sunshine, the day was spectacular. Rick and Jan trolled for salmon then tried their hand at halibut, the only fish caught that day was by the Chef, and it was a scrawny little Irish Lord which I threw back. We subjected Rick and Jan to an Alaskan lunch.......King crab and halibut, while looking at Blackstone Glacier.
We saw Rick and Jan off and picked up Patti and Jeff the next morning and again headed down to the boat.....what a difference a day makes!! We were welcomed by fog, rain, drizzle, cold and generally nasty conditions. Did we head out? Heck yes! We're troopers!!! Tried to troll for salmon, the seas were too rough, so we headed in a different direction and tried for halibut, no luck. Despite good raingear, we all ended up more or less wet and cold. Patti and Jeff said that these conditions were what they expected in Alaska! Sheesh! We'd sell the boat if we had that every weekend!
Jeff had one that "got away". But on the way back we saw otters, eagles and moose. Being skunked on the fishing was not critical. We came back to Anchorage and after showers and organizing luggage and boxes of frozen halibut, took Patti and Jeff to the airport.
Rick and Jan are back in Louisiana, Patti and Jeff are back in California, Zman and lleechef are in Alaska and a great, great, spectacular week was enjoyed by all.
We will organize our photos and post them soon.
Poverty Pete: You'd better bulk up on caribou, moose, elk and whale....forget about those Klondike bars!
RickF: Maybe I should modify it to sing: "A kidd'le eat King Crab too, wouldn't you???"