Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Welcome Party

Since today is the 4th of July, we are having a welcome party to celebrate the holiday and to kick off the wedding weekend for all our out of town guests (which is pretty much everyone). In honor of the great state of NC, this afternoon we will be having a southern style barbecue at a park in Pinehurst. Eastern North Carolina, where Alson and I recently lived while I was in grad school, is known for their barbecue.

It is essentially pulled pork with a spicy vinegar sauce, and surprisingly, I like it. This will be the main dish for the picnic (and we will have chicken for those who may not like the barbecue) with all the "fixins" on the side (coleslaw, hush puppies, sweet tea, etc.).

Plus, since we are having an adults only reception, it gives all the kids who will be in town with their parents an event they can participate in...the park has a public pool, baseball fields, horseshoe pits, and a playground.

After the picnic we will enjoy the fireworks!

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