Summer Summer Summertime Fun! (and a Seafood/BBQ Fest!)

11 Jul
Casting a KwikFish

My friend caught this snap of me casting a Kwik-Fish for salmon.

Hoo Boy! Where do you start when you had a 9-day camping vacation, get thrown back into work full-time, then have so many blogs to read and laundry and housework to do? I’m slowly catching up on my social networking. I don’t have much for a recipe, per se, rather than a compilation of photos and a few tidbits of what we ate and/or caught to eat at the river on the coast. We had so much fun that I can’t even describe it! I’ll let the photos help tell the story. Enjoy!

Taco Fixin's

Taco Fixin’s ~ First things first! We had an easy meal of tacos our first full day camping.

My husband flipped the other half of our dock over that’s been sitting around upside-down for six years and extended our patio. Our dock is now a deck! (The other half is still serving as a dock in the river.) Here he is screwing in the last of the railings. It made our entertaining space so much bigger!

Finishing the Deck

Finishing the Deck

It made a great place to store firewood for the weekend.

Firewood Storage Place

Firewood Storage Place

Between us and our neighbor friends who also traveled from our home town, we caught over 50 crawdads off our docks. It made for a grand feast along with ribs, oysters, and clams that were bought at the store!

Crawdads Caught Off Our Docks

Crawdads Caught Off Our Docks

Nom nom! Here we are enjoying fresh barbecued oysters!

Enjoying and Spicing up Fresh BBQ'd Oysters!

Enjoying and Spicing up Fresh BBQ’d Oysters!

And these were just the appetizers!

Seafood Appetizers

Seafood Appetizers

Here we are enjoying the feast on our new deck!

Feast on the Deck

Feast on the Deck

Here my husband is pointing out the final details of how to smoke some ribs for one of our meals.

Smoking Ribs with Some Stubb's BBQ Sauce ~ Oh Yeah!

Smoking Ribs with Some Stubb’s BBQ Sauce ~ Oh Yeah!

Of course we had to bring our lovable fur-kids with us to enjoy the life on the river!

Bohdi and Hannah Banana

Bohdi and Hannah Banana

Rocky and Friend

Rocky and Friend

The evening of 4th of July we had cheese-stuffed cheeseburgers and hot dogs.  You have to have some burgers and dogs on 4th of July! Lip-smacking good!

Cheeseburger Fixin's

Cheeseburger Fixin’s

Cheese-Stuffed Cheeseburger

Cheese-Stuffed Cheeseburger

Here is my friend “boasting” how he slayed the Dungeness Crab we caught out in the Siletz Bay for our final dinner. That’s some good eating!

Slaying the Dungeness Crab

Slaying the Dungeness Crab

I had to make a much-needed pit-stop during our 5-hour crabbing trip on the bay. It was a tad windy out there but we had a grand time!

On the Siletz Bay

On the Siletz Bay ~ Our boat needs a new coat of paint, ya’ think?

Black Cormorant and Seagull

Black Cormorant and Seagull ~ Common Seabirds Seen on the Bay

Last, one of my friends helped my husband get my owl box permanently installed in a tree on our property. I’ll have to put up a “for rent” sign to get a barn owl family to move in and rid the property of the pesky moles and mice.

Barn Owl Box in Permanent Position

Barn Owl Box in Permanent Position

Cheers to great friends, cheap beer, seafood fests and barbecues, and a good old-fashioned 4th of July! 😀

Cheers!

Cheers!

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19 Responses to “Summer Summer Summertime Fun! (and a Seafood/BBQ Fest!)”

  1. Juliette Kings July 11, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    This is awesome! The food! The dogs! The lake! The smiles! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. mimi July 11, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    What fun! That definitely looks like some good eatin’! I love to fish, too..

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    • anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2015 at 9:05 am #

      The river is still way to warm for the salmon to be up that far, but it doesn’t hurt to try! Thanks Mimi!

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  3. annasdiabetes July 11, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Glad to know you’re having a good time!

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  4. teagan geneviene July 11, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Yay! Made me want to stand up and cheer! Thanks for letting us tag along for such a great time. I really enjoyed the pictures. Mega hugs! 😀

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    • anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2015 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks Teagan! About to board the train, I looking forward to your newest episode!

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      • anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2015 at 10:50 am #

        Ooops I guess I arrived at the train station early this week, lol! I’ll be looking for it though. Hugs back!

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      • teagan geneviene July 11, 2015 at 11:03 am #

        Sorry Kathryn! 🙂 I’m still working on this episode. Hopefully finished today, but no later than Sunday. ❤ 😀

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  5. MealsWithMel July 11, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Looks like a great time with great friends and AWESOME food!!! Got to love summertime 😀

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    • anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      Thank you Mel, the food AND friends were awesome. And while my other friends back in Bend sweltered in triple-digit heat, we enjoyed mild, sunny 65 to 75-degree days. Can’t beat that! 😀

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      • MealsWithMel July 11, 2015 at 10:56 am #

        Sounds like heaven you picked a great time to get out of dodge. I can’t believe ya’ll had triple digits up there?? Isn’t that unusual for you guys? We haven’t even hit the triple digits in DFW which is unheard of to be this late in the year.

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      • anotherfoodieblogger July 11, 2015 at 11:46 am #

        Triple digits is not unheard of on the high desert in Central Oregon, but it is unusual to have them so early in the year instead of late July or August… That’s amazing DFW hasn’t seen that yet!

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  6. Gerlinde July 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Wonderful pictures and great food. Everybody is having a good time.

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  7. Michelle Williams July 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Wow that looks great! Awesome summertime camping fun. And those mud bugs caught off your dock! Wow. Thank you for sharing.

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