Friday, July 10, 2020

Wine & Fish...

Had a fine Fourth of July weekend, hope yours was as well.

Left Willie at the boarding kennel as my cousin was busy.  I really need to work on getting him better at traveling, so he can go with me. 
Went up to the Columbia River House Friday morning to fish with my BIL & SIL. BIL was fishing with a neighbor, and the wind was blowing, so my SIL and I went wine tasting. 









We sat out on the patio, and had several flights of wine...  There was one we liked and I said without looking at the wine tasting sheet. "Let's go inside and get a bottle of this one to have with dinner." 
"We're just having spaghetti, are you sure about this?" My SIL stuttered, while waving the sheet in front of my face.
"Of course, it will pair perfectly with dinner" I said.
We wandered inside and found the one I wanted. Where in fairly big numbers, that I could easily read without my readers, was the price...  $44/bottle.  "Oh Hell No, I'm not getting that!" I exclaimed.
"I tried to show you the price/bottle on the sheet, didn't you see it!" my SIL said. 
"Nope I didn't see it. I didn't put on my readers!"  I said with some embarrassment. We decided that the box wine we had back at the house would work just fine with the world's Best homemade spaghetti.

Their youngest son, his fiance, 



and another couple came over late Friday after work.
They went out Saturday morning in my nephew's



boat, and we went in my BIL's boat. Boats all around us were catching salmon and walleye.  All we caught was one bass. We were using the same lures as the other boats.   Still it was a good day on the water.
The kids brought their three big dogs with them.
 
Pete

Making six dogs and seven people in the River House. It was crazy fun.
Sunday we hit the river again in another location, while the kids went back to the previous day's spot.
It was a bit windy...


But we persevered, caught seven nice walleye, and two salmon. Walleyes we kept and the salmon went back in as they were natives.  


Got off the river around two, loaded up and got back home by 4:30 to pickup Willie.  
Had a great time, family, and pink poles rule!

16 comments:

  1. I usually go with the house wine lol

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  2. You have discerning taste! I once drove across Washington state, and along the Columbia valley as I recall--it was July and everything looked so...dead. No green anywhere. But people lived there, so how does that work? I didn't see any home that I can remember, but there were stores and such. It's always puzzled me.

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    1. I know nothing about wines, just like some, don't like others...

      That part of the state is very different from what people think of when they think of the PNW. Lots of dry land farming there. It has it's own beauty in it's own way.

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  3. Walleye is better than salmon anyway. :)
    Glad you had such a great time!
    God bless you all. :)

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    1. I kind of agree with you, except for smoked salmon, which I love. You can do more with Walleye though.
      Prayers up that you are doing well.

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  4. Glad y'all had a nice time. Happy 4th, Brig.

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    1. Thanks Skip, hope yours was a good one!

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  5. Wine snob that I am, I always buy the Vella 5 liter box, Burgundy.

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    1. I usually take a Bota Box of Pinot Grigio to the River House for my SIL, and a case of Oly for my BIL. For my highly refined palate... a 4 liter jug of Carlo Rossi and some squirt works.

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  6. Sounds like a good time, and nope on $44/bottle... Sigh...

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    1. It was a good time! Next time I'm getting out my readers, dammit!

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  7. Pete looks just like my neighbor's dog, Archie. Have you tried doggie tranquilizers on Willie. Growing up, we used to give them to our Golden Retriever if we were traveling longer than a couple of hours. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

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    1. Two of the dogs were wire haired pointing Griffons, like Pete, and another was a Spinone. Wish I had room for a pointing Griffon. They are great gun dogs.
      I have tranquilizers from the Vet for Willie. Just a tiny bit makes him loopy. Finding the correct dosage, for the right amount of time needs to worked on...
      Hope your fourth was great!

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  8. Asking the important questions: Red or White wine?

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    1. It depends on what is happening. I can't afford or am just too uncaring to be a wine connoisseur...

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