Posts Tagged ‘Whiskey Jack Restaurant’

Family Time

July 14, 2019

Fishing was still strong this week with those going out getting into lots of keeper Northern, walleye, perch, and smallmouth especially. Ryan encouraged guests to try some new spots he pointed out based on some windy conditions a couple of times. The tackle from our store also proved successful. With the July month comes a common theme of family. While we had lots of guys groups in June, we now see more families.

Jamie brought his grown son Cody up for some father son bonding. They took advantage of fishing long days and brought in some nice catches (all different species) for Earl to fillet. These two are good people (from the same small town my parents were from!) and we sure hope they can come back.

Greg and Jeanine brought their two boys to Tall Pine for the first time and Greg got into some nice fish. We also had some campers- Song and his family- that made Tall Pines a stop on their RV road trip for a couple days.

Tyler shared some quality pics from his trip earlier this season:

And, my parents joined us, driving all the way from Florida, to see Tall Pines for the first time and make a 2-week vacation out of it. It sure is nice to have family up here:

And while they enjoyed catching some dinner, my Mom also gave the nicest housewarming gifts (all hand-made with love and with perfect lodgy-warmth)

Some of us this week went to the local Whiskey Jack for some live entertainment. What a fun vibe it is there- Laura and Graham sure go out of their way to be such friendly restaurant hosts:

Dar sent this one of Janet and this nice smallmouth she reeled in:

Enjoyed some stromboli and reuben sandwiches for Potluck this week with some card playing after- perfect weather this week to have outdoors!

The guys took advantage of a lighter week by tackling some camp projects. From splitting wood, to laying brick, powerwashing, installing some railings, cleaning up the beach area, and landscaping, camp is looking pretty darn good.

This is also Earl’s Inspriational Pic of the Week- Ryan standing there while Earl seems to be the only one being productive 🙂

Relaxing Friday night- boats were in, guests checked out a little early, and another great sunset with a bottle or two of wine…Life is Good

April, 2019- Camp Arrival!

April 22, 2019

Ryan is officially at camp! He left on Thursday April 18th, after a long week of packing and inventorying (not to mention a dozen friends coming by for “one last beer”). Customs and agents at border were very helpful and complimentary on our organization, and after 3.5 hours of paperwork, they sent him on his way. Arriving at the driveway, he couldn’t pull his van/boat all the way in due to the snow that still covered the ground, but within a day enough melted to finish pulling it all the way down the hill.

Ryan commemorated the arrival with a visit to Whiskey Jack Restaurant where all the locals were very welcoming, and the live music was quite symbolic of entry to this new lifestyle.

Currently there is still quite a bit of ice out there (30 inches thick a week ago), but those inches are thinning each day with the sun and warmer temperatures. Just from Saturday to Sunday, he noticed the ice push back about 250 yards from the falls, so it won’t be too long before it reaches our shoreline.

Between all his projects and moving in, Ryan is taking in the surroundings that so few get to see with their own eyes. A moose walking on the ice out front our cabin, two bald eagles “playing” off the deck, and coming within 8 feet from a grouse as he explored camp yesterday. 60’s and sunny yesterday, and we’re just so grateful the weather has cooperated so he could get a head start prepping and settling in.

He’s also had a few visitors already stopping by to welcome us to the neighborhood. I’m a little jealous to say the least (probably as you are too), but know in good time I’ll get to join him. Anyone watch the Last Alaskans?i am reminded of that show as i look at these pictures- the late spring that can be brutal yet majestic:

This may become a tradition to end blogs with a sunset pic- here the first one of 2019. As always, please visit Tallpinescamp.com for booking/contact info. I’ll keep everyone posted on the ice-out, and we thank everyone for all the well wishes. God Bless!

-Bridget