Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Here piggy piggy

How was y'alls weekend?

We went to a pig roast.
pic courtesy of maui marriott

No, not that kind of a pig roast.  I wish!

When I was about 13 and we were having a huge hole dug in our backyard in Texas for our swimming pool, my Grandmother asked the construction crew if they could leave the hole open long enough for her to roast a pig before they poured the shell.  She was pretty damn excited about having a 7 ft. deep hole in the backyard.  Needless to say that didn't happen.  We were in Ft. Worth suburbia and not on Guam, and that deep of a hole was a bit over kill.

Chamorros are pretty damn passionate about their pig.  Fast forward to a family reunion in California.  Let's say circa 1998.  Picture rice pots lining the counters and a big fat pig smack dab in the center of the kitchen.  I watched at least 5 relatives fight over who would get the tail and ears, and super crispy skin.  Um....?????

Let's just say we tend to do things a bit different here in Colorado on the Plains then they do in Guam. 

Pigs out here are cooked on a homemade spit made from leftover machine parts.  Pretty clever huh!

This little piggy didn't come from the market, he/she??? (Sorry little piggy RIP) came from the Auction, and happily lived until that morning.  

Looking surprisingly clean for cooking a huge pig all day.

They set up a parachute and invited lots of family and friends.

The Hostess with the mostest!  (on the right.)

Confused Haole children wearing leis and sun hats. 

Pig's nose whiskey was consumed by all.  

The happy Host gave 4 wheeler rides, while children zip lined off into the sunset. (see left of pic.)  Figured I'd explain that in case you were wondering.

Goats jumped on jumped on the trampoline when the children were done.

Traded the whiskey for a beer and some kids as the evening went on.

Fun and merriment was had by all.  Some of us more than others!

Hey Honey....I am pretty sure taking a picture while looking up from a hammock has got to be the worst angle ever!  It makes friends look like they are 7 ft. tall and makes me look like I am 50 lbs. heavier and a huge lush.  

Oh well!  Thanks for a super fun time Todd and Jess!  Can't wait to do it again next year!