Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dipnetting Extravaganza

What is dipnetting? Here is the explanation in 3 easy steps:
  1. Take a large net (the legal limit is 5ft at the widest point) and attach it to a long pole (10ft+)
  2. Put the net in the river
  3. Wait for salmon to swim into your net and get caught

Here how it plays out in real life.

I went dipnetting for the first time last week. It was fun. I was pleased with the 13 salmon that I caught.

It was a really busy on the river the day that I went. It looked like there were hundreds of people on both banks trying to catch salmon.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thomas at 2

Thomas recently turned 2 years old. Here are a bunch of pictures from his 2nd year of life.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

4th of July Weekend

We had a lot of fun over the long 4th of July weekend. Here is Isaiah giving a recap of the events.

On Friday we went to Potter's Marsh to go for a walk and see some birds. We had a nice time looking at the birds while Thomas had a fun time climbing on the benches. While we were looking at birds, just another visitor was telling us that there was a bald eagle nest nearby one of the adult eagles came into view, flying low over the marsh. That was pretty neat. (One of the neat things about Alaska, is that it seems that whenever you start talking about how you hope to see some animal, that animal tends to come into view. This has happened to us with beluga whales, moose and now a bald eagle) We see bald eagles all the time though.

Potter's Marsh

Adria with the boys

On the 4th we went downtown to watch the 4th of July Parade. Thomas had a fun time running around before the parade started, but once the parade reached our location he was captivated by the classic cars, marching bands and paraders.

Plus there was time for the boys to be silly with each other