Each Summer, Steve and I host a potluck in our front yard. Those in our neighborhood, with whom we have a connection, are invited.
When we have new neighbors I invite them because this gathering showcases the best people of our Bijou Pines neighborhood. Martha and Jim (center) had recently moved here from Texas. I was so excited to see them walk down the street to join us.
One of the Bash bests is the fact that Joe and Deborah (my left) attend each year. They are the people who owned the cabin before us. We give them full credit for our move to Tahoe. Had they not created such a welcoming environment with all the work they put into the cabin, we wouldn't have fallen in love with it.