Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Another Weekend on Kwaj

On Kwajalein our typical work week runs Tuesday through Saturday. I say typical because Laura and I both work an opposite 9/80 shift. So we both get alternating Saturdays off work. The typical Sunday morning on Kwajalein starts with Irish coffees at the Price house and then down to the beach around 8am to meet up with the beach volleyball crew. We usually play until around 10:30, then end up in the water as it starts to get a little hot for volleyball mid day just a few degrees North of the equator. Then we head back home or off to a friends house for brunch.

Thanks to Dad we made wood fired Pizzas this weekend. Dad mailed me a big bag of hardwood lump charcoal and a ceramic "plate setter" (ceramic table that my pizza stone sits on top of in my XL big green egg). They turned out great. Very much like the simple thin crusted pizza Laura and I had in Venice Italy that we liked so much. Thanks Dad! I made my pizza with artichoke hearts, paper thin sliced egg plant, green olives, roasted garlic, sliced grilled chicken, red onion, drizzled with a little olive oil and a fresh parsley oil I made, seasoned with just a pinch of Hawaiian sea salt, and topped with some mozzarella. Good stuff. I loved the thin crispy crust, just like what we had in Italy. Maybe next time I'll take some pictures for the blog.

Here are some photos from beach volleyball this weekend:

Here I am serving.
Carys and Laura arrive at the beach a little later to hang out.

Carys stuffs her face with cheddar of her of mine too.

Here is my beautiful wife Laura. You can also see part of my main mode of transportation on Kwajalein next to her in this photo. My laminated bamboo skateboard.


Amanda said...

Hey guys!!! Your blog came up on my gmail "Kwaj" notifications... it is good to see some pics of Carys! Looks like you are still having fun out there. Went snowboarding on Sunday, not too much snow yet, but hopefullly soon! Take Care! ~amanda Curtis

BLP said...

Wish I could go snowboarding right now!

Deb H said...

It's nice seeing you all here.

I love & miss you. Happy Thanksgiving, you're probably stuffed already, we don't start for another 18 hrs!


BLP said...

Actually they give us the day after Thanksgiving off. Nov 28, 2008. That way we line up with you guys back in the US so people can sit home and watch football games if that is their thing. And that also means you ate before we did.

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