We arrived early - just after 5:30. It was a beautiful afternoon, with the sky a little overcast, as it had been most of the day. And the sun was trying to burn through and peak from behind the clouds.
On the other side of the yard the guys had huddled. Tom and Jim (sitting) and Rich and Lee.
There were only 8 or 10 of us there when mother nature decided that it was time to rain on our party. We grabbed the chairs and some of the food from the table and headed for cover
We had a pretty good little shower - but in less than 10 minutes the rain had stopped and we were ready to party!
By this time most everyone had arrived and the food was ready. Tonyia made a huge pot of chili and we shared a little pasta, spinach dip, finger sandwiches, seven layer salad, deviled eggs...............and for dessert a great bunt cake, brownies, fresh strawberries and whip cream and chocolate chunk cookies.
For some reason, this year we seemed to meet and spend a lot more time with some of the annuals and visitors to the park that were not just our pickleball friends. Like the Gonzales' below
Jerry( wife of Lee with the dreadlocks) who are pulling out of the park on Monday. And that's Archie and Janet and Judy (Jim's wife).
And of course - Nick and Tonyia ( with Jan and John). Always the host and hostess with the mostest!!