On Sunday, November 23rd, Marga and I "hosted" a cabin party at my good friend, Phil's, mountain cabin on top of Burkemont Mountain, a well-known mountain in the southern part of my home county. Phil inherited the land and has built a wonderful little weekend cabin more-or-less singlehandedly. Between Phil's handiwork and his wife, Donna's, eye for interior decorating, they have created the most adorable, cozy spot perched atop a mountain with the most stunning sunset views. It was wonderful to see and keep in touch with old friends. We had a fabulous time.
The cabin's living room.
The cabin's dining room.
Party food: tuna sushi in wasabi sauce, fried vegetables, crackers, tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, and a trifle cake.
Linda's trifle: cake, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, nuts, whipped cream.... Drooling yet?
Linda is crowned with her own dessert.
Creator and the creation.
Basil and mozzarella. Mmmm...Mediterranean.
Out on the deck, ready for the sunset.
Phil tells a story.
Red and white wine in plastic cups. Party on.
A slightly blurry party panorama.
John and Paul discuss the issues of the day.
Candid partying shot.
The sunset begins...
John and Marga are ready to watch the sunset.
Sunset keg. From the Olde Hickory Brewery. It was some kind of "Hefeweisse" German white beer. Delicious.
Leighton, Phil's son, starts a bonfire.
Paul greets Robin, the mother of a good friend of mine. It was great to see her again.
Pretty fantastic sunset.
"Quick! Take the photo before the sun goes away!"
John, Linda, David, Amy, Donna, Leighton, Joshua, and Seth warm themselves by the fire.
Leighton throws some sparklers on the fire.
John puts the keg out of its misery.
A blurry shot of a board game being played while the party winds down.
We had a great time and it was wonderful to see everyone again. Marga and I spent that night in the cabin as the wind whistled and the cabin creaked.
A huge thanks to Phil for letting us hold a party and spend a night in his place. We enjoyed it a lot.