Monday, July 2, 2012

Crabs and Trees of Mystery

Well paint me blue and call me Babe! Before moving up the coast to begin 6 weeks in Oregon, we made our first try at catching our own California Dungeness Crabs...,success! The keepers went in the pot for a "test" and were given the complete seal of approval. And speaking of seal- sometimes it is hard to keep the trap baited because the seals and sea lions come and steal the fish right out of the trap. A few people were using wire boxes to keep the bait protected, but that didn't work very well as the critters just smashed them with their noses and took the fish. Still, it was a win some, lose some proposition and in the end we all got a piece of the pie, uh....crab.

We also visited Trees of Mystery and the best Indian Museum I have ever seen. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are represented as 30,000 pound figures outside the gift shop entrance and Paul speaks "live" with people as they go in and out of the museum and shop. Neato!

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