Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another Party with the War Buddies

Last Saturday was another get-together with a slightly different group of War buddies. The Halfords invited the 27th & 29th units over to their cabin in Tinmouth, Vt which is about 2 hours from Waterbury. John decided not to go so Eddie & I car-pooled together. The four wheel drive was busted on his truck so we took my car. Due to the snow we started out early but managed to get there just fine.

The cabin is amazing. There is a (very cold) spring fed bathroom whichis rather hidden, but otherwise its pretty much an 18th century kind of place, no electricity and beautiful. Steve & Kathy built it, including the huge fireplace and hearth. Steve makes blackcap wine, and Kathy makes Cider...not your typical Cider, more like the applejack kind; so the booze was flowing and the food was everywhere. I brought my sweet n sour meatballs, always a hit. I use the liner from the crock pot and just put it right on the woodstove, works like a charm everytime.

The guys went out and did a live shoot with their muskets, while we ladies and kids stayed inside warm & dry. Then we had a big meal and many laughs as we all entertained each other with stories and a sketch or two. The cider snuck up and hit a few friends a little hard, which those of us driving found rather amusing to watch. The whole party was 18th century dress, so as it got darker and the candles were lighted you really got a feel for how it may have been back in the 1750s. We headed back to Waterbury around 9, as we decided we really didn't want to crash there for the night. Although it was still snowing we made out fine getting home, although we did get a few odd looks when we made a pit stop due to our clothes.

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