The 4th of July is one my favorite holidays. There is just something about the parades, barbecues, and fireworks. I know some people are blase about fireworks and can go without seeing them, but I am not one of those people. I love fireworks and look forward to them every year.
Yesterday was another fun fourth. The only thing that wasn't fun is that, like every other 4th, hubby had to work. It stinks that he misses all the fun. Although honestly he probably could do without the parade and tourists at the beach and I could do without his groaning and moaning about the parade and the tourists at the beach so maybe I should look at his working as a blessing in disguise. Anyways, the kids and I headed into Bethany for the local parade. We went a bit early so we could stake out our corner and then we enjoyed a breakfast at the diner and walk on the beach. When it was parade time we headed back to our spot and watched all the politicians, restaurants, local bands, clowns, and of course loads of candy pass us by. Dylan and Zoe always have a blast yelling "candy" at the participants and
After the parade, we jumped in the truck and
As it was getting later, we decided to head home to get ready for some fireworks. We actually went with some friends to set up camp on the beach. When we got there we headed straight towards the water and since Dave and Shawn (the friend) thought the tide was going out, set up camp right above the wave line. Then two minutes later we moved camp as they changed their mind and said the the tide was coming in as the wave came over the crest and headed right towards us. We did manage to stay dry! The fireworks were pretty good although we were further away than usual so you didn't get the big BOOM or hear them fizzling through the sky. Zoe was much more entertained with her lightstick though, tossing it in the air, spinning it on her arm, and burying it in the sand. As the fireworks began so did the raindrops, but hey we were on the beach, why not get a little wet. Then towards the end of the show the lightening really kicked up, but hey we were on the beach...yeah, probably not the greatest place to be with lightening. We made it through the show though and hightailed it to the car just in time for the rain to pour. And did it ever pour. We felt sorry for the poor people
Finally we put on the pj's, said the good-nights, and bid goodbye to another 4th of July. I was thoroughly exhausted and ready for a long night's sleep. Even with the dog sleeping on top of me because it was storming!!
So how was your 4th of July??