Wednesday, September 28, 2005

It has been very difficult finding time to update this blog now that the RoVing Rods Crabfest has officially started. There are over 30 rigs here and many friends of ours not only from the RoVing Rods, but also the Boomers and Park Sierra. Luckily, the crabbing has been excellent. Many people have their boats in and have been getting their limits every day. During the days we have been busy catching crab, cooking crab, and picking crab. Each day there is a Happy Hour at 4pm where we can reconnect with old friends and meet the new attendees. Our friends Dave & LaVerne are the hosts of this event and have been doing an excellent job.
Today we had a potluck of wonderful dishes mostly made with crab, but also others which were just as tasty. To make the crab meat available to all for these dishes, this morning we had a community crab picking session. This was like an old-fashioned quilting bee as we all sat and picked crab together and chatted. Tomorrow there will be an odd ball sports day, with events like the frisbee tortilla toss, etc. Saturday there is a steak dinner, entertainment and dancing at the Eagles Club in Reedsport.
Padraic and Willie are here with their internet dish and happily, they have made the internet available for all of us. He has also been taking pictures and sharing them with me, so I will attach some of them to this blog for your perusal. We have been teaching him how to crab and helping him with the killing and cleaning of his crab. He has given us our best laughs with his funny insights into the whole process. One day on the way to the cleaning station, which he calls "the killing field", he told us that he wasn't going to look at the crab in his bucket because it was too hard to kill anything he has a relationship with.
Two more sets of friends have e-mailed us that they will be arriving Friday, so the fun continues. Hopefully, the crab will continue to be plentiful so we can have some waiting for them when they arrive.

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