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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hellgate Jetboat Ride ~ Air Fryer Dinner

Good 55º clear sunny morning.  Yesterday we climbed to 95º.

Yesterday morning, at 9am, I met Brian Jen Sami Tucker and Jack in Grants Pass at the Hellgate Jetboat Ride.  

We were signed up for the lunch trip on the Rogue River which included 3½ hour, 36 mile round trip through Hellgate Canyon (where parts of Rooster Cogburn and River Wild were filmed), and an all you can eat lunch at the OK Corral, that overlooks the river

that included, lemonade, water, ice tea, green salad, rolls,
 cornbread, barbecued chicken, potato salad, and a Marionberry cobbler (apropos since it was my sister Marion's birthday!)

They had a bar and some over the top awesome looking Bloody Marys; celery, green onion, carrot, olives, and bacon! I had a Chardonnay.
On the boat ride we saw deer, osprey, and bald eagles! We also got soaked with water from the boat spinning (purposely) in the water.

The boat drivers, ours was Johnny,

are skilled and licensed by the Coast Guard. They are professional and don't put the passengers in danger. Johnny was so informative about the river, the wildlife, and very funny! He's been doing this for over 20 years. There was a lot of water coming over the boat (front and both sides) and laughing and screaming! Brian said to bring a towel, good thing! It helped. I also put my camera in a zip lock bag!

Here is one of the bald eagles we saw...

A great adventure. If you come to Southern Oregon you MUST go on this, for sure. If you let me know, I would love to go with you! The trips are summer only from June to September. I can't believe I have lived here 19 years and this was my first Rogue River boat ride!
More pictures later, possibly a Smilbox.

Historically this date..........
1870 – Reconstruction era of the United StatesGeorgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

1916 – In Seattle, WashingtonWilliam Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

And births this date include...
1935 – Ken Kercheval, American actor

1935 – Alex Karras, American football player and actor (d 2012)

1939 – Patrick Wayne, American actor

1944 – Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor
So many problems with drinking.

1951 – Jesse Ventura, American professional wrestler and politician

1963 – Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-born actress
Five husbands and 2 "partners". Busy!

Later dinner was Air Fryed beer battered Alaskan Cod (Schwans) and green beans with Parmesan cheese and tomato. Perfect! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 15th
National Tapioca Pudding Day

  • Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.
  • Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.
  • It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.
  • The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.
  • British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.


Lydia said...

Happy boating! Looks like FUN.

We love Tapioca here.

Have a GREAT weekend.

Oregon Sue said...

Thank you L. You will have a good weekend too, I know! xo

Anonymous said...

I was amazed at how Jack towers over all of you! Good looking boy too. What a fun thing to do while he was there visiting. Sounds like a hoot!

Boy now I realize my age while looking at Brigitte Nielsen. She was born five months after John and I married! I remember when she married Sly Stallone. That's when she looked like she did in that first photo.

Patrick Wayne was two years ahead of John at Loyola High School. Nice guy he said.

Hugs and have a good weekend!

XOX Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Actually T, we were all standing on an incline.... so Jack isn't as tall as he looks! LOL. Kristen asked why he looked so tall! I told her, "he grew while he was here" !! And yes, nice to hear about Patrick, but considering who his father was, no wonder he is nice!!! ox