Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy fishing on Saturday.

Sarah and I went Ice fishing on Eloika Lake, Saturday. We caught some bass and perch.

Beautiful sunny skies.

The ice was interesting in spots - thin with slush underneath and then thicker below. Probably about 7 inches when it all froze up later in the day.

A bald eagle soared on past our fishing spot. A Fish and wildlife officer told us there is a quarry nearby where they dump roadkill. The eagles eat so much they can't fly. Sounds like an Elk, WA version of Coeur d'alene.

A guy was doing touch and gos on Eloika, in an airplane sporting skis. Not something you see too much of around here.

I am going to get out on the ice as much as possible this winter. Yes sir.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Trade Winds Demise?

If they tear down the Trade Winds, I will be a little sad. I always pictured this as a swank place in its day. What it became of in its later years was nothing short of a dystopic setting for a future world - Thunderdome, Waterworld, Planet of the Apes, Oz. And that was cool too.

It would be neat to see it revived. Maybe a Mister Uke-athon benefit to bring the leis back to 3rd Ave.? In the meantime, there is this. 

Shirts are no longer available on the website, but contacting Mr. Santini directly may render some results. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Liberty Park Ruins Today

No the park didn't ruin today. I saw the ruins today. I won't be sawing them. Never mind.

Cool runnings yesterday

An icy run as usual. Been running more to work than riding. Mostly, I use the Due North cleats, If the snow is real deep, then I will switch over to Yaktrax.

When you are dressed warm, have good traction, and have an interesting podcast to listen to, there is no better form of winter transportation. Nobody has had to push me up a hill, yet. 

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Sled parts

As seen on my run home from work this morning. Manito sledding has been a little rough this year. Had a kid as a patient yesterday who really hurt himself.

Stay out of the trees. Wear a helmet. And recycle.