This adventurous evening was followed by an absolutely gorgeous day of friends and family, horseshoes and good time out at the Adams abode. I didn't play because I was the referee with the whistle (OH MY GOD DO I LOVE HAVING THE WHISTLE) and "beer b*itch" making sure everyone had what they needed and keeping things civil...I LOVE THIS JOB. The tournament was followed by a family game of dingers and making moonpies around the fire. This was another first for me, moonpies, and the are AMAZING. They are white bread, sauce, cheese, and optional pepperoni, that are put together and placed in the fire to cook...think pizza. This is also a Western PA staple that I had apparently been missing out on. Two huge gastronomical feats in a single weekend.
|Mom and her favorite...Michael?|
|Yes, I tried the sundowner...a single bite, mind you. We were ALL shocked.|
|Mayer men love their sundowners|
|Cousins love: Kayla, Gemma, and Adam|
|Amos and Uncle Kevin|
|Getting their tournament on: Kevin, Mark, Adam, and Brandon|
|Followed by the classic dingers: Uncle Kevin, Adam, Kevin, Brandon, Gemma, and Greyson|
|Family Style: Mike and Tasha vs. Tabitha and Uncle Kevin|
We had to leave early Sunday morning to drive all the way out to Maryland's Eastern Shore for a Juniata event. President Kepple, the president who tenured over my and Adam's time at the college, retired last year and they hired a guy. Tom Kepple was an awesome president who did many great things for Juniata, and we were quite partial to him. He was the direct reason that Adam got his first government job out of school. The job that enabled us to move to Hawaii and afford us wonderful things in this life. He was also just a really great guy. Yes, we liked him a lot. This event was to introduce the new guy, Jim Troha, to the alumni (we have a large presence in the DC/Baltimore area). It was a nice luncheon out on the bay at a fellow alum's house, and we were able to mingle with other alum and spend some time with the new president. He seems like a great guy too, lots of potential, so I am hopeful for things to come for Juniata. This college will always hold a revered status in my heart, as it lead me to my dream guy and my dream life....and I just want everyone to wants to be able to have the same opportunity to experience such awesome things as we did. Ahhh, Juniata.