Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

On July 21st, Melissa and I went out to Siletz Bay to take my Dad crabbing for his 79th birthday.

He and my Mom had the greatest time out on the water.  The weather was absolutely perfect as well!

  We didn't end up hooking any salmon, but didn't really try, either.  We mainly crabbed and enjoyed the day.  This day was his.  So, whatever he wanted to do, which was relax and catch some crabbies.. 

So we did!

My parents enjoyed seeing the seals that inhabited the bay.

 If you hook a fish, you need to get it in quick, because these seals would swipe your salmon so fast your head would spin!

Dad helped pull the crab pots and keep the back deck organized.

We ended up with a few crabs...enough for some crab cocktails, but no limits, that's for sure.   The plan was to sneak a cake out with us, and sit on the beach and have steamed crab, some wine, and some cake and celebrate his birthday.  Well, everything went well, except we didn't catch our crab... soooo, we just headed back to Salem to celebrate.  Little did he know that we had a cake with us during the WHOLE trip, out in the cooler in the front of the boat!  Needless to say, he was VERY surprised and LOVED it!!! 

Happy Birthday, Dad!  I love you!

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