Darren and I hosted a "bring your own meat" party last night for Fortress in our backyard. We provided corn on the cob and baked potatoes, and everyone brought their favorite meat to throw on the grill. We gorged ourselves on a gargantuan feast of ribs, steaks, hot links, chicken, and fried fish, followed up by cakes and cookies. The weather was PERFECT, the food was delicious, and the company was enjoyable. After everyone left and we cleaned up the backyard and kitchen, Michael and Cara, Dale and Kristi, & Darren and I relaxed on the deck with a crackling fire and cold drinks, just visiting and laughing and wondering why we don't kick back like that more often. SUCH a good way to end the weekend!!