|Deb and I assemble pizzas|
|James, Dick and Doug pour over the Atlas to find Doug's|
son Tom's Peace Corps location
As in most Fourth of July meals, the grill was smoking, presided over by Dick with several helpers. And those who didn't cook the meal, cleaned up afterwards.
|We ate many of our meals out on the deck|
But the best part of these weekends is spending time talking and relaxing with old and new friends. The mornings begin around 6AM and several hours are spent over endless cups of coffee or tea chatting or reading. The lounge chairs are always occupied with sun worshipers or others just taking a nap. With everyone chipping in on the cooking and cleaning - no one works too hard, especially the host and hostess!
|Setting the automatic timer to take our group shot was|
a group effort!
|Jenny, looking chic as always|
|Mojito preperation - Nat, Julie, Jenny and Scott S.|
|Gathering out on the lawn for our group picture|
|Rebecca, Larry, Russ and Dave head out for some|
|Rob, Scott S. and Leslie assemble Spring Rolls|
Most of the group have been coming since the beginning and James, Jenny, Julie and Scott were babies at first. A few of our original friends have moved away and each year we enjoy meeting someone new so the cast of characters changes some. Still, a core of old friends look forward to this annual get together and we feel lucky to be part of this lovely tradition.