Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The bear hunt...

Well last week I asked my ever-loving husband if we could go for a boat ride after work. He said, "Sure, I'll grab my bow in case we see a bear." Me thinking, yeah right I've never seen a bear out in the boat says, "Ok." Well we went back into the salt chuck in Trader's Cove and sure enough there were 2 black bears. So I dropped my camo-donning husband off on the beach and pulled the boat back to a safe viewing distance. Meanwhile, our bloodthirsty k-9 was freaking out because she had to stay in the boat and couldn’t help dad go kill something. Well sure enough Jeremy sneaks within 30 feet of this bear – who has NO clue his life is about to be taken – and let’s an arrow loose piercing the lung and main artery of this poor little bear. Well that bear took off up the hill and died before he even knew what happened. I beached the boat and let the k-9 go find the blood trail. Then Jeremy and Kenai went in after the bear and I stayed a safe distance incase it wasn’t dead. When I was told it was safe I crawled up so see this dead bear. Kenai – our German shorthaired pointer was in a full point. It was the funniest thing – she is supposed to be a bird-pointing dog, not a bear-pointing dog. Well then I had to help my husband pull this bear out onto the beach. Have you ever held a WARM bear paw in your hand….ewiiiee kind of gave me the heebie jeebies. Then we gutted and skinned most of it so we could get it in the boat. My what an adventure we had!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Grayline/Cruise Ship Fun Begins

Tuesday marked the beginning of my Grayline/cruise ship season. I did my first dispatch for the season and oh was it ever fun. I didn't get home until 9:30 p.m. and that is after teaching all day! Good thing I love this job and most of the people I get to work with, both on land and on sea!

I haven't gotten the chance to step behind the wheel of these bad boys just yet. But give me a couple weeks and I will be back on the road so - watch out!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

All By Myself

Jeremy was sent out in the big boat for 20 days so I am all by myself :( He doesn't get back until May 22.

In the mean time I continue to work hard. I am teaching during the day and start back up with Grayline this Friday. I am working nights and weekends with Grayline until school ends in June. Then will work 3-5 days a week with Grayline.

This summer we plan to do a lot of hiking, fishing, boating, camping, gardening etc. Less work and more play! Last summer it was all work and no play so we decided I wouldn't work as much this summer so we can play! So start planning your trip up and join us in our adventures!