Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Today we loaded up the truck and headed to Springfield Trout Farm with the Butlers.  It's a cute little place, situated between Jamestown and Columbia.

It's basically a rectangular pool stream stocked with trout.  You just cast your bait into the schools of trout and wait.

And then cast...and wait...and then you cast some more.

And then you get a fish! Your daddy holds it for you, because you think it's pretty gross.

And then you cast...and wait...and cast....

...and you get a fish!  You have Wayne hold it for you, because you think it's pretty gross.

Then you take your bucket o' fish to the window so that the funny man inside can clean them for you.  You spend a lot of time saying, "Ewwwww!!!" and "Whoa!!!"

Then the man puts all of your fish on a pole so that you can showcase your catch.  You decide it's not THAT gross after all, and kind of fun to show off.

Then you run off to play with your friends and let Moms and Dads PAY for your fish.

Then you make Dad carry you in the ice cream line in Columbia, because it's been a pretty long day.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Shaklee Saturday: Sparky and the Rug

Another great success story from Sarah:

Last night, our beloved Sparky vomited all over the carpet. I instinctively went for the 409 (yes, 409 on carpet! It's old carpet, don't care about bleach stains, only wanted nasty doggy vomit smell gone). But this morning, nasty doggy vomit smell only worse!! And then I saw my bottle of Basic H2, and I thought "you think??". So, with ...literally 2 drops mixed with about 2 cups of water, I got to scrubbing. And guess what?!?! No more nasty doggy vomit smell. Seriously, though, how will you ever make money selling this stuff? It's so concentrated, it will take me a year before I have to reorder!!
Thanks for sharing, Sarah.  YOU will be the one making money, as H2 replaces so many household cleaners.  It's also completely safe to use around your beloved pets. 
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  • Monday, May 02, 2011


    I'm just now getting around to sorting through Monterey pictures. I favored my Instagram app for much of the trip, so I wasn't the best about getting photos out of Ye Olde Rebel. 

    After our A's game, we BART'ed our way back to Pleasanton, got in the car, and hit 680.  We were Monterey-bound! We arrived in the late afternoon and were gifted with gorgeous weather for some quick beach combing.  We then walked down to Cannery Row to hit up Bubba Gumps.  We knew the girls would get a kick out of it.  

    We stayed overnight at Hotel Pacific, a dreamy little place just down from the Doubletree.  We loved it.  I wish I had taken more photos of our room, but I was pooped!

    Rachel, enjoying our little patio before breakfast.

    Walking to breakfast (it had rained early that morning).

    Browsing the morning paper after continental breakfast.

    Headed to the aquarium.

    As expected, the touch pools were a big hit.  The girls talked this poor (patient) docent's ears off.

    More beachy pics coming soon!