04 July 2005

Fourth of July

Simon tending to the pig
We celebrated Independence Day the same way our family has done for at least five years now—with good old southern barbeque (pulled pork.) Last year it was a bit more delectable than usual as my parents and I savored a “Hintere Schweinstelze” at the Schweizerhaus in Vienna.

Pool Party
This year was more traditional for me. I left early in the morning to participate in the Fabulous 4th Metric Century in the mountains of North Carolina (full report here.) By the time I returned in the early afternoon Simon’s “Pig Picking Pool Party” was in full swing although, due to technical difficulties, the pig was not ready until later in the afternoon. Never the less, everyone had a good time from the youngest to the oldest.