The "bring your own meat" concept worked very well. The grill worked overtime cooking up burgers, chicken, steaks, and yummy portabello mushrooms. There were no planned events. Outside of watching "Pirates of the Caribbean" in deafening surround sound on the big screen, everyone was responsible to make their own fun. That was not a problem! The artists sketched, conversations were held throughout the house, and a rousing game of Apples to Apples was played on the patio. PJ and I climbed to the top of the mesa after dark to watch the light show, both the man-made one and the one that nature put on to the north. There were lots of spectacular cloud-to-ground blasts of lightning all around (and at a safe distance).
Overall it was quite the party! There's a lot of cleaning up to do and my internal clock is all screwed up thinking that today is a Monday. Our CO guests take off this morning and so our life will get back to something like normal for a few days. Then it's time for the yard sale on Sat.