Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miserable Weather

I kept shouting at the uncaring skies; "Its APRIL!" as I hiked to work in driving snow. What gives?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Haines Junction Quilt Retreat

While the weather remains cold and un-spring like, it was fun to get away to Haines Junction. Not to be confused with Haines Alaska. Haines Junction is at the fork of the Alaska highway and what I always call the road to Haines. It is also at the foot of the Kluane mountains, which are part of the coastal chain which includes Mt. Logan.

The views from the convention centre where we worked were just amazing. I had to remind myself to look up every so often.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Oysters a la screwdriver

Today we got 2 dozen Fanny Bay oysters from Frisky fish - the local fish monger who operates out of a trailer in the Canadian Tire parking lot. One dozen were miyagi, the other dozen, at twice the size generic Pacific oysters. Both were delicious. These gal's YouTube video showed me how to make the magic happen with just household tools. All you need is a flat head screw driver, a hammer, and a butter knife. 
Joyful beginnings
popping the hinge

Everyone like oysters... Jack the Cat particularly
Joys of consumption

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Crag Lake - Romantic Weekend

Nothing beats silence and unplugged for relaxation and romance. The sauna, the sun, the wonderful location: Dunromin retreat. Check it out...


We had a lovely weekend away at nearby Crag Lake. On the way home we dropped by Carcross and saw the swans, the mountains and the recent building development in town. I really did write you - see me posting the letter at Carcross!