Friday, April 25, 2014

Kids and the wooden boat festival

Have the kids dressing up in extra clothes so they can assist me in getting my driftboat ready for tomorrows Wooden Boat Festival at the Eagle Rock Lodge. With the rainy conditions lately the boat has become pretty dirty.... also have to see what the film crew is up too. By the way, admission is free, and it starts at 10 AM and you will have a chance to see a variety of drift boats from oldies (like mine) to pieces of art. Don't miss out! ...and if you see me wandering around ...please say hello, it's Christmas for a fishing guide tomorrow!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


It's off to Costco to get supplies. In the meantime we are awaiting a film crew whom going to measure up our facilities to shoot a commercial. The things we do for ....

Monday, April 21, 2014


Hope you all had a great Easter weekend! Above al the kids had a great time gathering eggs and are gorging themselves on the sweets. We also have been working on the next event, a wine tasting weekend on July 12/13 in conjuncture with the Lavender festival. This year we have three resorts lined up with varying wineries to invite guests to visit the McKenzie valley region. Together with the McKenzie River Mountain Resort and the Eagle Rock Lodge we open our doors to introduce visitors to our spots on the river with a splendor of wines, accompanied with delicious, hearty apetizers, arisan food and hors d’oeuvre. Bert has been working hard on advertisement to let people know, especially in the Portland area, what they have in their back yard, since we're often surprised when we hear that many Oregonians never visit the McKenzie Valley before, while living most of their lives in this great State. Of course this doesn't mean we will leave our neighbors, friends and colleagues out of a visit and occasion to taste a deep red Cabernet and marinated, spicy buffalo wings. We want everybody to have a good time! So, don't pass our doors and put July 12/13 in your agenda's! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The water heater....

The water heater in the kitchen of the Lodge is replaced. It took a disassembling of the frame and countertop to get to it and a tight fit to get the new one in. But its a good thing since we are anticipating replacement of the dishwasher for an commercial one pretty soon. 
Had an interesting conversation with a guest this morning who suggested to build a pergola on the waterfront patio. He must have read my mind although this will go on the back burner. To many other upgrades and replacements going on.......where is that jar for donations..?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Art design and water heater

Gee, now it is back to graphic design for advertisement for the upcoming Northwest Sportsman magazine and shows for Bert's Guide Service and the Tokatee golf course ad and course ad which also features the McKenzie River Inn. The art guidelines are different for both, so there is work to be done in the design department.
Ellie called me this morning that the water heater in the kitchen might be on it's last legs. It is a good thing we are contemplating to overhaul the kitchen for possible commercial use if we could convert to a small restaurant.....or is this wishful thinking?