Monday, May 4, 2009


Another one for the books kids...Foxfield 2009: Year of the White Sangria. This year, the horse race reunited old friends and brought some new faces as far as New York (Liana and Adam) and as close as DC. While the Manhattanites caught their flight, Angela and I hurriedly packed the SUV with junk food, drink recipes, and of course CORN HOLE Friday night.

Then it was down the 29 we went into Charlottesville for the weekend. As expecteded Saturday morning we totally overslept. When from the kitchen there rose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Rubbing my eyes and readjusting my shorts I headed downstairs, when my dreams were answered and in my hand a splenda cappuccino appeared.

I love the Egelmans! Well the parents headed to the airport, on a mission to shop electron microscopes in Europe, the four of us rushed to get inline for the infield plots.

Arriving 'late' the green infield section was much more crowded this year. Looks like 2008 was a big graduation year, because the typical 4 to a plot exploded to about 15. True story.

Like the racers leading their prize mares, we navigated our Saturn through the plots of pre-gamers to sit in the 94 degree sun for the rest of the day while we 'hydrated' and made friends with the other proud parents.

The new electric pink corn hole set was hit. I'm still touting a 2 point scoring average, but Adam was the winner - eliciting even law enforcement to comment. (One cop told Adam he sucked, then told me he was concerned he pissed Adam off. I told the cop he was married so he was free to leave but his partner was free and introduced him to Angela. Whether it was their new buddy or their concern for further debauchery - They came back to check on us often.)

As the sun set, we attempted to return to the Egelman castle to no avail. (blocked road) so into to town our sunburnt preppy asses went. What a show.

For Reference:

2006: Year of the Gin and Tonic
2007: Year of the White Cranberry (Margarita)
2008: Year of the Mojito
2009: Year of the White Sangria

Feel free to join us in '10 and submit your drink suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I couldn't make it this year. Look like you all had fun. Saw this recipe in a magazine and thought it might be zingy for next year: Lemonade Punch:


    * 1 (6 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
    * 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
    * 2 (6 ounce) cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate
    * 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
    * 1 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine
    * 1 orange, sliced
    * 1 lemon, sliced

    1. In a pitcher, mix together 1 can lemonade with 1 can of water. Pour mixture into an ice cube tray, and place a cherry in each cube. Freeze until solid.
    2. In a punch bowl, combine 2 cans lemonade concentrate, lemon-lime soda and red wine. Stir in lemonade ice cubes, and garnish with maraschino cherries, orange slices and lemon slices.


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