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Festive Fellowship of Friends- Cavalcade of Fun 2007

It has been such a great weekend.

It started with a lovely dinner at Pizza Den with Dev and my friend Tonya. After a long, stressful week, it was a much needed respite.

The next morning Dev and Tonya and Sarah and I headed out to view some property. We had a lovely morning picnic on Tonya and Shane's property. Afterwards, we watched Sarah run circles around all of us, and toured around looking at lots for sale.

Saturday afternoon, Di and Suz flew in from Georgia to spend the week with Dev and I. It felt really good to see people from home. It took about 2 seconds for things to get right back to normal, as if 6 months of separation hadn't even happened. Suz and Di unpacked their stuff, allowing for much depressurization, then we were off to dinner at the brew pub. After our meal we went for a short stroll downtown, then headed home to watch tv and act silly.

Sunday morning we woke up, had breakfast and headed to the Sand Dunes. Dev, Suz and Di climbed into the Dunes, I held down the fort down by Medano Creek. Then we hiked the Montville Nature Trail and Zapata Falls. Lunch was a hodgepodge of cheese and crackers, sandwiches and cheezits.

A trip to Walgreens and Safeway led to a long awaited event- cooking dinner. It had been quite a while since Di and I had been set loose in a kitchen with a bottle of wine and no written recipe. The results were way more than edible. We chopped roma tomatoes and roasted them with lots of garlic and olive oil. After about 20 minutes, we added a package of lemon oregano feta cheese and about a pound of raw shrimp- sprinkled it with torn pieces of fresh basil and shoved it back in the oven for about ten minutes. When it was perfectly done, we poured the whole dish over some angel hair pasta. It just doesn't get much better than that.

The rest of this week I will reporting on the progress of "Cavalcade of Fun 2007."


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