|... my kinda town and place|
|... yes, and a water truck to spray the dusty streets. I love it!|
|remember the Super Bowl '92 Pepsi commercial|
with Cindy Crawford?? ...LOL!!
Anyway we went to put on a lu'au for the city's centennial celebrations (Fairfield's 100th birthday), co-sponsored by the branch of the LDS Church there, where Dearie's uncle is serving a mission with his wife. They're the ones who extended the invitation to us. flyer(scroll through newsletter)
Early Friday morning around four o'clock, the fire for the umu (underground oven) to cook the pig was lit. At five we prepped the 200-300 lb pig and at six, the umu was covered. Six o'clock in the evening the umu was opened/uncovered witnessed and cheered by about half of the lu'au crowd. The eating and entertainment immediately followed. Throughout the day, we were cooking the different dishes/foods of a typical lu'au cuisine. There was island dancing and demonstrations of firemaking and coconut husking by yours truly (re:video below). Overall, we had a wonderful time in this smallest-town USA. It was truly an extraordinary experience!! Especially one of love of family and service for fellow brothers and sisters and community.
|... more cooking|
|The Nutcracker ...lol!|