August is a special month around here. Em, Brian,and I...and the majority of our friends have signed up to spend 30 hours in a volunteer work. Brian works Mon-Fri, so this means the majority of his volunteer time happens on the weekends - 5 hours on Sat, and at least 3 on Sunday, and by the end of Aug. he'll hit at least 30 hours. The kids have been troopers, partly because we always try to keep it fun. We take breaks, and I'd like to take a minute to thank Dad for the Starbucks gift cards he sends to keep our breaks even funner!
Well, this past weekend we were working Morgan Territory, which runs right up along the base of the backside of Mt Diablo. I had planned a special lunch break for us. It was Clayton's Annual Rib Cook Off. This takes place behind one of the oldest saloons around (which I didn't know at the time that it was at the saloon: ), had a great, live country band playing out on the Saloon's patio so there was fine music playing, the amazing smell of ribs in the air, and a slab of ribs with our name on it!
Oops, I forgot that Friday we did a 5 hour day too. Brian had Friday off, so we did a long day. For dinner that night we packed some sandwiches and Yahtzee and went to Mitchell Canyon for the evening.
Ok, on to Saturday -
It was a fun day, and a great weekend!