What better way to say Goodbye to these two than a BBQ?
Of Course BBQing at CD house is the perfect Venue (Wonderful location, view Huge BBQ Space etc) It does come with it's own set of challanges...............
Like Finding a Basting Brush. No, I do not want any liquorice Altoids from the special containeer CD.
Ok, So it is not in a silverware drawer,
It's not in the Odds and ends drawer
Or in the OTHER odds and ends Drawer
No going to find it in the "Sprinkles" Drawer
No luck in the "Cupcake Liner Drawer"
No Luck in the upper levels of the "Spice Caves"
Or in the Lower Depths of the "Spice Caves"
The Drinking mix Quadrant provided no clues
SO it was time to hit the Booze.
AG making the salad just laughed as we planned the intervention for the next season of "Hoarders"
Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignons, Chicken, and some beef tips with bacon.
Bring on the Grill. No Unalaskan BBQ is complete without salmon, Thanks AG!
Even some nice vegatables for stir-frying! Notice all the nice green Hills and lovely flowers in this and later photos. I watered the Island pretty good before I leave tomorrow, so I EXPECT IT TO STAY THAT WAY. If not I will have to blame CD, Veda and AG for not taking care of it when I am gone.
And Derick making his last deserts, Pudding topped crowns of Philo Dough.
Then it was off to Replenish Glass Beach with Derick in the back,
And Bella who had her very own seat.
Again, Notice the nice Lush Green island.
Derick Retreiving a bottle that did not break
And CB puts his past behind him with a promise to not drink anymore UNOPENED or opened bottles of wine found while salmonbery picking.
And Then Bella Met Dakota (Dan's Dog)
A long contest of stick throwing and retreiving ensued
While the majority of us hunted for beach glass.
Unfortunately Dakota, being the older pup had the best skills, but I bet by next year at this time Bella will come out on top.
A Really nice YELLOW find for AG no matter What Derick and CD say about it being brown.
A Boy and his mum. Like you couldn't tell by the teeth alone!
Bella and her boy.
Finally the day was here when they were to fly So CB made his patented Grief packets.
Good to go.
And Because we never know how the plane ride is going to be, And Because a little Archangel was wispering in my ear, I got the Kids 12" subs. Chips, Chocolate and Mountain Dew.
Where is Derick?
The Plane is Already here!!!
FINALLY They get there!
And Just in time for some last family shots
From Junor and Juno to Alicia and Derick.............
Now the tears start.............................
One last shot and then they were away...........................Sorta
Because Derick was teasing CB about getting the new I-Phone right away when he got to Seattle the plane ride turned into quite an ordeal for them. They Flew from Dutch to King Salmon, landed, took on fuel then to Anchorage where they could not land due to heavy fog, so back to King Salmon where they again refueled and tied for Anchorage only to again be sent back to King Salmon, Only ending up in hotel rooms about 4am. Then it was not looking good again until Derick to MY advice and apologized to Saint Michael the Archangel outloud on the plane. they made it right into Anchorage then, but still had to wait for the flight to Seattle till late that next evening.
I fly out to Seattle Tomorrow for a few days there before I head to my Secret Vacation spot. I'll try to post one more before I get there. If not the Next post will be from someplace amazing on the 24th.
Have a great Day!