Nate was cooking burgers on the grill and had also prepared a crock pot of pulled pork. I made up a potato and macaroni salad and a large dish of coleslaw. Krystal, showing off those creative skills again, prepared white chocolate dipped strawberries and pretzels with red/white and blue sprinkles and a mock cheese cake also decorated in red, white and blue for the holiday. Add a perfectly chilled Sangria and the day was off to a great start.
After eating we sat out on the lanai for a while and were ready to play a game of corn hole....but we changed our minds, changed into our pickleball gear and headed for the pickleball courts, nearby at the Mulberry Recreation Center.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to intervene. The sky darkened, there was thunder in the background............and before we were able to finish our second game the sky opened up!
Below is Nate and I, Arik and Austin, Britt waiting to play and Ava , just glad she was not left at home alone......... (Thanks for sharing these pictures, Krystal)
It was early evening when we headed for home after a very fun day with friends. We hope to get Britt and Austin out to Bunco tomorrow. And Rich and Austin hope to get together before they leave on Sunday to play some billiards.
Thanks again, Nate and Krystal for inviting us to celebrate today with your family.