We went fishing for the first time in Alaska last week. We learned several things – ok, more than several things.
#1 … when walking backwards up the beach in two feet of water, the rocks become especially slippery and might cause one to fall.
#2 … when you are wearing hip waders and fall down in the ocean, ocean water fills the entire boot – all the way up to the top of your legs.
#3 … Alaskan ocean water is cold … no, make that VERY cold.
#4 … Hip waders, when full of water, are very heavy.
#5 … when you sit down in the car to pull off your ocean water filled hip waders, make sure you are hanging off the OUTSIDE of said car – that much Ocean water is difficult to mop out of a car.
#6 … ALWAYS bring a second (or third) change of clothes – even if you are certain that you will NEVER get wet!
#7 … a petite little 12 year old does not fit well into her 6’1″ 220lbs brothers extra pair of sweats that happened to be the only extra pair of pants in the car.
Yes, we had quite the adventure! And then Ian caught his first Alaskan fish! Oh what fun! Ok, so it was a Irish Lord that is known as a junk fish (it doesn’t have any meat on it to eat) – but hey, Ian had fun, so it was all worth it!
We’ve started a new/different page for our Special Hearts blog: http://home.maggiemccormick.com/special_hearts_blog/
If you have a Special Needs Child, get yourself a hug cup of Mocha (or tea or coffee or …) and follow the link for some great time of help, encouragement and the realization that you are NOT alone! You can do this – yes, it’s hard – in fact, it’s the hardest thing you have ever done … but you CAN do it!
Don’t buy another Cook Book ever! Ok, so if you really want to spend money on a cook book, be my guest, but you really don’t need to. Why? Cause the internet is FULL of free Recipes! You can go to http://www.cooks.com/ my personal fav or to tons of other ones out there! Just get on to your favorite Search Engine and search “Recipes”. It’s that easy!
That said, I still have all those old but great Cook Books. You know the ones that were written back when people actually cooked from scratch! Those are great too! Then too, keep your eyes open for those great give aways and freebies. Save that hard earned cash for something that you can NOT get for free!