We attended the U.S. Coast Guard Island Harvest BBQ this last Friday. We were invited as judges but left as happy attendees. This was an event for Coast Guard personnel, family and friends. It really was an event for the children with a bbq contest thrown in for the larger kids. Eight teams, some “Backyard’ and two “Pro” teams competed together. They cooked ribs, tri-tip and mystery meat. (pork belly). I would like to share some images with you.
The kids got to trunk or treat with elaborately decorated candy stations. Yours truly found the homemade dessert station and was told to help myself. I did. The Coast Guard people created two separate haunted houses. One was on an actual Coast Guard Cutter. I had to explore this venue. It was a blast. The ship was decorated with macabre scenes and costumed actors would jump out at you every opportunity. We ascended and descended between the decks/level by a very steep ladder type staircase. It was a work out.
Today was a fun day. The children have a wonderful time. This Mad Meat Genius child probably had the biggest smile of all.