Monday, September 05, 2011

dinghies, oysters and sunshine

An oyster BBQ has become a Labor Day tradition in the Eide clan. Because Mike and Marti needed to leave for Oregon, the party was on Saturday. It usually involves a trip to Taylor Shellfish Co. on Chuckanut Bay and a meal back at the Cain Lake cabin. This year we decided to have the BBQ down at the Shellfish Co. as they provide picnic tables and cookers for their customers. The weather was great except for the strong wind off the water. After adjusting tables and coals in a sheltered position, the party was on. Oysters were pried open and crabs were cracked apart as the Norwegians attacked their treasure. Then it was back to the cabin for blackberry pie and nanaimo bars, ending a great day of swimming, sailing and eating. I brought my dinghy along to the lake to join Bjorn with his dinghy. Not a lot of wind, but still had fun. Sunday we visited Bjorn and Jenny's church in the new downtown location and then enjoyed the sun at the nearby Maritime Park along Whatcom Creek and lunch at Old Town Cafe. We spent the remainder of the weekend in Greenwood enjoying the weather and family. On the way home we stopped and saw my mom who was all smiles.

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