Friday, June 22, 2012

Jag Body Gets Pro Paint Job

That's Mike. Mi cuñado. Married to Donna's sis Mary, MFSIL. He was in charge of the Portland bus system's body shop for years. Knows his paint. He should have the body painted in a couple more days but who knows. He's fussy about stuff. Perfectionist we used to call 'em. All I know is that when he's done, it'll be perfect.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

True Confessions of Guitar Lust

I gotta confession to make. I'm having a guitar built. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, "What the hell does he need with another guitar?!" Well it's like this. A buddy had this guitar in pieces in a box. He gave it to me for a fair price. To make a short story long, by the time I replace all the stuff I decided wasn't good enough, I shoulda just bought another guitar...

Here it is with her parts just laying where they belong. It's a like 8o's Fender Jaguar that somebody customized (and ruined) to be like a Fender Jazzmaster. Both are good guitars by the way.
Next photo is what the guitar might have looked like originally.

It's in Portland right now. Mi cuñado is painting the body and will take it to Portland Fretworks when he's done.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wheelchair Challange

A few years ago our little town went through months of rehabilitation. The state planning commission at some level dropped a new downtown plan right smack on top of us. It was in theory designed to improve our main downtown thoroughfare and fix the storm drainage at the same time.

Like all plans, there were details that lost their focus. One thing that most "civilized" countries actively pursue is to improve access for disabled people. I guess we are considered semi-civilized here and part of our plan included wheelchair ramp access to the downtown sidewalks. Very considerate. I think in a future phase the width of the sidewalks and placement of light poles will also be considered.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Pompano by Steve Herter

As the hockey boys said to Allen Iversen......... No, I still practice and practice......

every day now, a glorious excursion, a new hope bubbling up as I excitedly dress the new fly,

and yesterday, in this hopeless green water sentence we are given,

whilst I was out there talking to this guide Jeff from Bozeman Montana-
he says look at that:
 a puffer fish getting beat up by a fish just thrashing it on the shore not 20 yards from us:

I pushed Jeff and yelled: Run! Throw! and startled, he ran and threw and damn,

this big pompano made him very happy........caught on the fly he just tied!

and this grinning old fool man was there to tell him what it was, take his picture, and send the picture to him-ha! He reports it ate very well!

So no, I still fish and fish and gloriously, fish alone today because Bonnie has to work, so I can race way down beach, scaring myself in my nascar race with myself right by the sea edge...............

and you should see today's fly!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Marci Castro Coming to Los Barriles

The Roadrunner Cafe of open mic fame will be hosting Marci Castro, pianist and vocalist on Sunday the 17th.  Come have breakfast with us and enjoy some fantastic music. Marci has been spending her winters in San Jose del Cabo entertaining for several years. She will start playing at 10 AM.  Here's Marci playing with Robert Drake in San Jose.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hay Bartender!

East Cape Fishing Tournament Schedule 2012

There will be a lot of fishing tournaments this summer. Many are sponsored by private groups; many by our local hotels and clubs. Click the links. I'm sure I've missed one or two, leave a comment if you know of any more, I'll add them.

Los Barriles/East Cape


East Cape Offshore Tournament — Tuesday, July 24–Saturday, July 28 (3 fishing days)

Cabo San Lucas

June 28-July 1

October 12-16, 2010 / October 11-15, 2011 / October 16-20, 2012

2012 BISBEE’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Los Cabos Offshore Tournament — Friday, October 19–Sunday, October 21 (2 fishing days)

Black & Blue Marlin Tournament — Tuesday, October 23–Saturday, October 27 (3 fishing days)

November 7 - 10