James Herman Buehner

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Lubec, Maine
Jimmy likes compost and maritime history. Building stuff improves his humor and and he has found that dirt on his knees encourages the lettuce and garlic growing in his garden. Peanut butter and garlic toast and strong French Roast revive his spirits most mornings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On The Road With Wandah

It is Fall and Renee and I are traveling again from Colsons Boat Shop in Lubec, Maine to Buffalo, Wyoming and the cabin on Clear Creek at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. Our Cape Dory 36 has been in Steve Newman's shop for over a year getting her hull, deck and topsides painted with Awlgrip.  Sailing will be in the picture next summer for sure.  Each year we never know what's going to happen next.  These past two winters I've always boasted I was going to be a ski lift operator at Jackson Hole.  Last year Renee bought Wandah, a sixteen foot travel trailer that took us to Florida, Texas, Arizona and California where we fell in love with the Redwoods in Jedidiah Smith State Park. As it turns out the lift operator thing may not pan out again this winter since my old friend Ned, who happens to live among some redwoods along the Albion River near Cape Mendocino, tore down his house except for his kitchen.  He then sent out an SOS for a skilled and happy carpenter, a known quantity.  So, it looks like Renee will hold down the fort on Clear Creek.  But she'll be busy making tons of her famous kelp  soap that tore off the shelves of the McCurdy Smokehouse's Muholland Market last summer. We'll save our legs for great powder skiing at Jackson Hole in the Spring.

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