Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Come Independence Day in Murphys, we celebrate with a family and friends reunion. Doug spends a couple days mowing and weed eating; raking the horseshoe pit, blowing up inner tubes and a multitude of other tasks to make ready.
Sister Karen set up his chair with a humorous note and identified garbage from recycling.
By 11:00 on Saturday, people began putting up their tents.
The adults enjoyed snacking…
while the kids jumped on the trampoline until they were temporarily exhausted and needed a rest.
Squirt guns were popular items for keeping cool.
Sisters, Bev and Cathy.
By 2:00 everyone was ready for a cooling flume ride.
That is, everyone except our youngest, 4-year-old, Abbie, who fell asleep on Dad’s lap.
Doug challenged Anthony to swim to him in the swirling current.
The chicken and tri-tip are Doug’s strong forte.
The two best cooks. Norma brought her famous home-made Chili Verde with Peruvian yellow beans and rice. (To die for.)
To by-pass mosquitoes, we hid inside and played Black Magic for a couple of hours.
The kids got to stay up really late and played on the trampoline with light sticks until everyone was ready to call it a night. More tomorrow.