Wednesday, July 04, 2018

4th of July

Today is Independence Day, otherwise known as the 4th of July.  Spouse & I have invited some friends over for drinks/snacks around 3:30, then we'll watch the Doo Dah parade about 5:00, then return to the house for dinner, then watch the fireworks around 9:00.

The Doo Dah parade is a great little small town parade with everyone and everything draped in red white and blue stars and stripes.  In past years I've driven Big Ella in the parade but am not doing so this year.  The parade is rather long and is hard on Big Ella, causing her engine to get hot and run rough.  So rather than be in the parade, I'll be a spectator this year.

Spouse selected a terrific 'make ahead' menu:  BBQ pulled pork made in the slow cooker, macaroni and cheese made in the pressure cooker, and BBQ baked beans.  For dessert he's making peach/blueberry pies. 

The fireworks should be nice, as this will be the 1st year of "official" City-sanctioned fireworks.  In past years volunteers have supplied and set off fireworks on the beach, which the fire marshal put an end to last year.  I'm hopeful it will be a nice display.

Hope all of you have a FUN and SAFE 4th of July!

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