Thursday, July 25, 2013

A beautiful night in the neighborhood.

My neighbors across the street threw a barbecue last weekend.

At the end of the night,
after about five hours of talking, playing with kids and chickens,
and going delirious with bliss over meat that had been marinated for three days and then smoked over hickory (can you tell i'm still thinking about it?),

everyone went home...

to get their guitars.



cori haughery said...

a banjo!! you do live in a cool place...

we go back to ky around the 13th of august i think...we are ready. : ) it has been a good summer, but we will be ready to go back...

Anonymous said...

Hooray guitars and banjos! - Al

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