Praise the Lord for a great home group / neighborhood BBQ … even though we almost cancelled it two hours earlier due to rain!! Bill Glick and I decided to attach three large tarps to the house eaves, supporting the ends away from the house with various pipes and volleyball standards. When it was still drizzling at 5:00 and only a couple families having arrived, I thought the party was dead, but people continued to roll in.
A neighborhood family that I met for the first time Friday (they came to Sue’s garage sale) agreed to come to the party and on Saturday brought over a very large, pull-behind BBQ grill. I was hoping the owner would arrive early this afternoon and fire up his grill, but alas it was left to this inexperienced bbq’er to turn on the propane, light the gas, heat up the grill and start cooking 36 hamburgers (a moose and beef mixture), 36 hot dogs, 12 chicken thighs and 4 salmon fillets. People kept arriving, in spite of the rain. We had a great time! I met three additional couples from the area I had not met before today. In the end one hamburger, one hot dog and one salmon fillet remained unconsumed.
There was a nice combination of people present and all seemed to mingle well. We had Alaska native, Hispanic, Thai, Alaskan sourdough and even an exchange student from Greenland.
A fair amount of the male conversations were about hunting since we are in the middle of moose, dall sheep, mountain goat, bear and caribou season, and since my moose and bear hunt begins this coming week.