01 June, 2013


Old Friends and New Friends

We celebrated the Memorial Day Weekend in style - 1960's style. It was a gathering of old friends, new friends, and neighbor friends. We stepped back into a simpler, more relaxed time. And what a weekend it was.

We enjoyed having dinner Friday evening with some folks that Dale has known for years, and that I've had the pleasure of getting to know in the last three years or so. As an added bonus, some of their siblings and spouses joined us the next day for the celebration. We spent a great Saturday afternoon at the Mountain Wine Country Spring Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards, enjoying the food, music, and wine being poured by the nine wineries in Mountain Wine Country.

A few of our neighbors joined us and our guests on Sunday afternoon for food and fun, and to the call of "Let the games begin" we kicked off the afternoon picnic. When was the last time you competed in such classics as Frisbee Accuracy throwing, (short) endurance hula-hoops, Jarts (aka lawn darts), and corn-hole? Great prizes were awarded to the contest winners - a paratrooper, bird whistles, a rubber ducky, and even a whoopee cushion?

Don't let me forget the food. Pre-competition hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Real classic picnic eats - smoked Boston pork butt sliders, baked beans, cole slaw, chips. Iced tea, vino, and pomegranate lemonade. And of course various cakes and cookies.

Truly a day full of food, fun, and friendships.
I can't wait until the Fourth of July.


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