Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 9 - Friday - Flounder Fishing

Friday we went flounder fishing on a head boat.

We were once again reminded why it's called fishing, not catching.

I caught a net bag for washing lingerie and Meredith caught the largest rock that Heather, the first mate, said was ever hauled aboard.  We threw the rock back with a loud "kerplunk" and Heather threw the net bag in the trash.  Justin caught several small flounder, but none of them keepers.  In fact, nobody on the boat caught a keeper in four hours of fishing.  There wasn't much action at all, not even junk fish.  Someone caught one sea robin, but that was about it.

I hate to say it, but we have much more action fishing in the bay in NJ than we had in the Chesapeake.  I really thought it would be the other way around.

Since we had no fish to take photos of I got some pictures of the wild ponies foraging on Assateague Island.

Overall, we had a nice time in Rehoboth.  Karen and I would like to return some day to enjoy it again.  I'm not sure the rest of the family feels the same way.  We'll see what the future holds.

In other Rehoboth news, on the morning we were leaving Karen took a spill on the sidewalk and broke her right arm.  She was hurrying to meet us for breakfast at a small diner and tripped over a paving stone.

We spent a couple of hours in the E.R. and found out she had broken the radial head (the elbow-end of the radius bone in the forearm).  They don't put a cast on that break, just a sling for six weeks.  I know she hates needing help for everything, but I am glad I can help her for a change.


August 8 - Thursday - Crabbing, Food, and Dessert

Thursday Justin, Meredith and I went crabbing for a few hours.  We only caught one keeper that we eventually released, but we pulled up some other interesting creatures:  a blow fish, and a sea horse.  We also caught several small crabs which were released.  It was quite amazing to see all that wildlife in six to eight feet of water under the dock.

Later, it was back to the house for another great meal.

After supper we walked down to Rehoboth Blvd to get some dessert and do a little shopping.

Kohr Bros. ice cream is always a hit.

Slap fight on the bench.

10 seconds later.

Taking a breather.


Friday, August 30, 2013

August 8 - Thursday - Kitchen and food

With a large gas stove and two wall ovens (one with convection) you can turn out a bunch of good food.  And we did.  We always eat like royalty on vacation since we've got several good cooks in our family.  Having the right tools just makes it easier.

Good family.

Good food.

Good stuff.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 5 - Monday - Rehoboth

Monday started with a great breakfast, lots of activity, and finished with a nice supper at The Cultured Pearl, and of course, Kohr Brothers ice cream.  A good day.


August 4 - Sunday - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Saturday we drove to Rehoboth, Delaware for our annual beach vacation.  We skipped Ocean City, NJ because the house usually rent was not available this year.

Rehoboth is a nice resort town with almost everything you might need within walking distance.  We were about a block and a half from the beach and the house we stayed in was wonderful with a nice kitchen, large stove, and accommodations for twelve people.  There were smart TVs in all the bedrooms with Blu-Ray players and a hot tub in the back yard.  Nice.

Table for twelve.

Kitchen helpers.

Long screen porch.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 1 - Thursday - Two piece pot

I made another two piece pot on Thursday and played with lots of different decorations on it.  Trying everything I think of.


July 31 - Wednesday - Spider!

This is Laura.

She doesn't like spiders.

So she made an awesome one!

She built it on a kiln shelf so it could go right into the kiln without breaking.  Here she is taking it back to the kiln.  Can't wait to see it finished.

July 26 Friday - Hazelnuts

I am looking forward to these hazelnuts when they finally ripen.  The bush is loaded with them and they're huge.