Spring Camping at Devils Lake

We took the short trip to Lincoln City, OR this
weekend for some yurt camping at
Devils Lake. Tent camping in
the spring in Oregon is always a risk (unless you like lying in mud), so
rather than stay home we’ve started exploring the various state parks that
offer yurts
. Hardly roughing
it, but we still cook outside, make s’mores by the campfire, and explore the
waterways in our canoe. I also took some pictures
with my new Nikon Coolpix 2500 digital camera.

Devils Lake was much more interesting than I expected. The fishing was great –
we landed 6 decent size hatchery rainbows (all catch and release with the
exception of one poor guy that didn’t survive a hook swallow – we gave him to
our camping neighbors).

First Time with Fresh Fish

I received my copy of Fresh
from Plenary
on Saturday and got a chance to play it
for the first time tonight. Julie humored me with a quick 2-player game. I’ll
do a more thorough review shortly, but I have to say that I can’t wait to play
this with 3 or 4 players. Fresh Fish is a tile placement game with a small
auction element and a big puzzle/deduction element. The rules are very simple,
but I can see the strategies being quite complex. This game only took about 15
minutes to finish; I would guess that each additional player would add 10-15

My Boys

I’ve mentioned Jacob and Matthew (my two sons) here frequently, but I thought
it would be nice to show a picture of them. So here you go!

Jacob (8) is on the left, and Matthew (6) is on the right.