BBQ in Yuzhno

Last Saturday, we had a BBQ here in Yuzhno.  David wanted to treat the staff in his department, but when it was delayed by a week due to nasty weather, there were only three available to come.  He invited the support staff and their families. The conversation was a mixture of English and Russian – enough English for us to have a great time as well.

There are several BBQ facilities here.  We picked the one that is part way up the mountain, and very close to the ski hill.  P1090394They have a series of covered picnic areas, and an attached BBQ.  They will even supply the coal and the cook for a small fee, leaving the partiers free to enjoy themselves, and, as David said – free of blame if the steaks are overdone.

I had never been faced with planning a feast for 35 people before, and wasn’t sure where to find everything I needed.  We got steak at the Korean market, pop and beer at the bulk food store, salads and chicken and sausage and cakes at the local supermarkets….. and lots of throw-away plates and cutlery.  When we set forth on Saturday afternoon, the car was full.

It was a glorious day, and everyone had fun.  We bought water pistols for the kids, and they had a blast.  P1090517

 

There were also balls, a skipping rope and a hula hoop, which sparked competition not only between the children, but the adults as well.

Enough said – here are a few photos of the park facilities, the beautiful forest beside us, and the fun.

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Such lovely weather (in spite of the late rain) – so lucky to be outdoors with great people in a beautiful place.  Love you, Sakhalin.

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3 Responses to BBQ in Yuzhno

  1. Evelyn Julian says:

    Your photos tell a wonderful story of the day’s fun!

  2. Pedro says:

    Every time i read your stories in yuzhno, I look forward even more the day of living there. I will be moving with my wife next year, at last week of January 2015. Thanks for sharing your experiences, not easy find information about how is life in Far east.

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