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!
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!
It made a great place to store firewood for the weekend.
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!
Nom nom! Here we are enjoying fresh barbecued oysters!
And these were just the appetizers!
Here we are enjoying the feast on our new deck!
Here my husband is pointing out the final details of how to smoke some ribs for one of our meals.
Of course we had to bring our lovable fur-kids with us to enjoy the life on the river!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Cheers to great friends, cheap beer, seafood fests and barbecues, and a good old-fashioned 4th of July! 😀