Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bagged and Tagged Two Doe This Morning

This morning I bagged two doe. Just down the hill from our house. I got a late start this morning and got into the woods around 7:30am. About 30 minutes later I saw two of them come down from Buddy's place. I decided to take the 2nd deer first as it was an easier shot. The other deer just stood there with it's tail up looking a bit confused. When a shot opened up I took that one too. This morning makes up for many days of bad shots and missed deer so far. These bring my total to 3 so far this year...and I have a week to go! I plan to have one made into stew/stir fry meat and the other one ground into burger. Today the temp reached 60 degrees and tomorrow it's going to be in the 70's. I'll need to take the deer to the processor tonight.
My cousin plans to come out at least once or twice next week to hunt deer or squirrels. There are a hundred squirrels in the woods within an easy shot of the house. They are having a tough time this year as apparently the acorns are not as plentiful. They need to be thinned out a bit or many are going to just starve to death, especially if the winter turns really bad.
We plan to get some skiing in hopefully next week. The warm weekend I'm sure won't help things up on the mountain. More later.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Time in Washington, DC

Today our family took our annual trip to DC at Christmas time to show the kids some new sites as well as show my niece, Judy, what goes on in this area at Christmas time.

We started out our journey at Union Station to get ticketing information and to see the Christmas displays. Once the kids had their McDonald's fix, we ventured through the mall and shops. We were lucky enough to run into our President Elect Obama (pictured on the left). He is a busy man and didn't have time to chat with us. My wife invited him to dinner one night once things settle down a little for him and his family.

We then left Union Station to visit the National Christmas tree on the mall. It was cold and windy and thank god for the Yule Log! The kids made their donations tossing pennies onto the train cars as they passed. Everyone posed for me so I could take their picture in front of the huge tree.

After we all froze our fingers and toes off, we headed off to China town to show our niece where to catch a bus for New York. We also had dinner at a Chinese restaurant which my wife had been waiting to go to for some time. For me, the food was OK. I like her cooking better and I don't have to worry about Cabbage being in everything!!!

After our meals, we headed home. Everyone was pretty tired. Especially me as I had to get up at 4am to go to the office for a few hours.