Wow Dale, your description of your setup is very similar to mine. Except I used 6X6 cedar posts and these monster 6" long 1/4" thick screws to bolt them to existing (short) posts on my deck. I'm looking for some brass plant hangers so I can hang tea-lanterns on the posts for some ambiance and I bought some solar powered LED tree lights off eBay. I don't have the tree lights in this photo, but this was taken a couple months ago on National Backyard camping day.
With Firepit in the middle, tables within reach, outdoor outlets, and even a big Weber grill, it almost seems silly to sleep indoors! LOL