|copyright Durhamonthecheap - we are having a BLO(c)K PARTY!|
Everyone started getting aquainted. It is amazing that people in the same neighborhood for almost 30 and never even talked to each other. The kids had less issues, they grabbed toys and started running around. The face painting had not started yet and so frisbee and hula hoop were popular, but also soccer.
The music was soon set up and some good old favorites, but also self-composed songs entertained the adults, who soon started sampling the dishes. With the heat being around and temperature still in the 80s, salads were an early favorite. There was wild rice salad, shrimp salad, spinach salad as well as greek salad and then cheese and crackers. In between the adults sitting down and chatting, kids were busy running around and drawing their favorite characters on to the street, their name or just simple hopscotch.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - hopscotch will always be a favorite|
As the temperature dropped to a comfortable 70F, the main dishes were sampled. Some people opted for thje food truck offerings, others went for another round of salads or had chicken wings or hot dogs. The music switched nicely some classic guitar play, to solo acts and the finale of a real band from the neighborhood playing.
Meanwhile attention had moved on to dessert with plenty of cookies, muffins, even a cheesecake had survived the early heat. Wine bottles were brought from neighboring houses and beer or stronger liquor made the rounds among the adults, some of the little kids were taken home for bed time, while some of the older kids were quietly sitting and listening to the adults gossiping and talking or just listening to the music.
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - the damage after the party|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - a lion, a zebra or simply human?|
|copyright Durhamonthecheap - a worm moving through the neighborhood|