Once again the annual Canyon to Curve Fun Run ran into some inclement weather on May 28. Even though the skies were gray, the temperature was at least warm enough, and the rain held off long enough for the Run to take place. Approximately 35 people participated in the event and everyone enjoyed the outside activity as well as the breakfast and drinks afterwards. Results of the Run are posted below.
Thanks to the Gruners for organizing this event, and as always, thanks to the CBC staff for their help and cooperation.
Just for fun, I thought I'd relate a somewhat surprising story (at least for me) about our webcam. I've been working to get the webcam up and running, and for now at least it appears I have succeeded👏🏼. However, as I was working on the camera setup, the image seemed a little blurry. I thought it was me at first, but after viewing it on several computers, I realized it was the camera. So I tried adjusting the focus through the camera's software and...not much help😐. I dug into the manual 🤓 and figured out how to adjust the focus directly on the camera. To do that, I had to remove the front plexiglass cover (that along with the housing enclosure protects the camera from the elements) so that I could physically adjust the camera. So while I had it apart, I thought it would be a good idea to check the picture quality using the camera directly without the protective plexiglass plate. After all, the camera is fairly old so maybe it doesn't really generate a quality photo? Imagine my surprise when I saw the image the camera produced!😮 (see below) It appears over time, the protective cover has become weathered and this causes the image to be blurry. So I immediately contacted the company to see if we could get a new plexiglass cover for the protective housing. After several phone calls including Texas and Colorado, we may be close to resolving our blurriness issue👍🏼. I've ordered a new cover and it should be here within a few days. If I can figure out how to install it🤔, our webcam pic should be much clearer than before. It may not be as sharp as if we were viewing directly from the camera (because of the thickness of the plexiglass) but it should be much better. And if it isn't? Well, at least we tried.😃 Hoping to have this all fixed by sometime next week. Keep your eyes on the camera!👀
UPDATE (5/19): They sent us the wrong part!☹️ Will re-order on Monday.😠
One could rightfully ask, what do horses, seafood, and moms have in common? When you're talking about the 2018 season at Casper Boat Club, the answer is clear. These are the first organized events held at the Boat Club this season (excluding clean up day)...and what do they have in common? Success!
The Kentucky Derby Party was a success measured by anyone who was there. Betting buckets, wild costumes, contests/raffles, and great Derby themed food and drink, provided the 40 or so members and guests, a great ride while watching the race on the overhead TV. The decorations, food, and drink created an atmosphere that definitely gave everyone a sense of really being at the 144th Kentucky Derby. Too bad the Kentucky Derby happens only once a year!
The Icebreaker was the first big food event of the season. Cooks, Josh and Mike really showed their talents as they prepared and served (10 minutes early!) a fabulous seafood buffet. The almost 100 attending members enjoyed lobster, crab legs, scallops, and shrimp of various kinds, served next to prime rib and Chicken Marsala. And don't forget the cheesecake. The included red/white wine on each table along with drink service provided the "icing on the cheesecake." The staff kept the food coming and the tables cleared. Ask anyone who attended, and you'll hear something like, "the scallops were awesome; the cheesecake was wonderful; the crab legs were unending, the lobster was amazing." You get the idea. For a cost of $60, anyone who was there will tell you it was value beyond cost, especially when you include the camaraderie of the Boat Club community. The Icebreaker/Seafood Fest is back!
Finally, Mother's Day Brunch. Nothing need be explained about this special day honoring these special women. To honor the many mothers in the Boat Club community, the Club offered a great buffet brunch which included, prime rib and ham cut the way moms like it best, served alongside green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes and more. Breakfast items included croissants, sausage, pancakes, and quiche. About 70 moms/families attended during the brunch hours. The Club staff did a great job as a follow up to the huge success of the Icebreaker the previous night. How do they do it?!
If these early season events are any indication of what the Club staff can do, it looks to be a successful season indeed. Many thanks to Club manager Tim for his organizational skills. We want to thank Josh and Mike (cooks), and all of the servers and staff who made these three events such a success: Thank you Joe, Heather, Holly, Leslie, Raeanna, and Kalle.
The CBC members are eagerly looking forward to the next event. Members are welcomed to leave a comment. If you have questions about future events, please contact the Entertainment Committee or call the Club.