Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crab Season, Night at the Museum, and Halloween!

 This was a week ago on Chico's lunchtime walk - things are very different now with snow all the way down to sea level.
 The berries are easy to find and easy to pick this time of year, and still delicious!
 Well, I've been slowly breaking the news to our families - with unprecedented prices being paid at the dock for king crab out here, I'm probably not shipping home Christmas crab this year.  Our crab boats are sure happy though, and cod season has been also going very well.
 A busy dock at work.
 Last Thursday there was a Medicinal Plants of Unalaska lecture at the Museum of the Aleutians by island treasure and fellow blogger Sharon.  Goldfish and I loved it!
 I kind of had a spider themed buffet table this year, so I carved a quick and easy spider pumpkin to use for a center piece.
 The table is shaping up, the guests will be here soon!

 We added the 6 foot long black cat this year, emerging from the master bedroom.  I was worried about the noise from the blower unit but it wasn't even noticeable once the party got started.

 All right, lets get the pillaging party started!

 Captain Sandness got out of the Marines a long time ago - someone tell him he doesn't have to stand at attention in my living room . . .
 Here's a good looking couple, and they brought an amazing Halloween themed chocoflan!
 The Millipede tournament rages throughout the evening.
 The fog came and went, at some points you couldn't even see halfway across the room.

 I have no good explanation for this . . . . it was late, and the music was thumpin' and the air guitar was getting the best of all of us. . .
 I thing it was just before this that the beaver attacked . . .
I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  Thanks to all the trick or treaters and party guests that stopped by the house and helped us celebrate - see you next year!


bre said...

Looks like a fun filled night! A wonderful spread and decorations. And your costume is the best!

Anonymous said...

Nice get up Bro and the directions would make Dammar and mom proud.
Love ya

Jennifer Leeland said...

You guys look awesome in your costumes!!!

Dan said...

Well I'm really sorry I missed it. I had plans to be there. It looks like the place was decorated nicely and everyone was having fun!

Gigi said...

Looks like a great time again this year. Sorry we missed all the fun! See you in a month...

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Say, doesn't the bulk of Alaskan King Crab go to Japan?

We sure as heck don't see much of it here in the lower 48 -- not the big, beautiful stuff you customarily see on Deadliest Catch.


Lori said...

Looks like a great time was had by all - love the decorations - especially the hanging pirate!

BZ - I think they save the "big stuff" for the restaurants. I know our crab in FL is pretty small - but sometimes we get lucky. And I only buy now if I know the crab is from AK not our foreign neighbors. Oh, and I do know of a restaurant in Orlando that buys directly from the Time Bandit - cool huh?