It is like a steam bath outside. No matter, as I will be with the Usual Suspects on the shaded deck,
quaffing sipping vodka and seltzer with lemon. When it gets too hot, it’s into the pool. There is, of course, a specially constructed place for drinks and smokes so they can both be enjoyed while “swimming.”
Appetizers (also often enjoyed while “swimming”) will be grilled kielbasa (primo stuff made at a local pork store) and potato pancakes. After that, I understand that there will be hot dogs and chicken with a clutch of salads, topped off with dessert. And, of course, more vodka, non-stop music, and lots of laughs.