Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Six Pictures of the Fourth

We had a fun-filled Independence day yesterday. We started at a ward breakfast picnic at Millard Cooper park in Sykesville. I loved the endless assortment of breakfast casseroles! It was fun visiting with the ladies of the band. We were all dressed in red, white and blue. Too bad no one had asked us to play a patriotic number for the event! We would have looked (and maybe sounded) great!

We went kayaking at Piney Run after breakfast. This was supposed to be a mode of getting a little exercise. It also has the added benefit of getting your rear end completely soaked! Part of the fun was trying to take pictures while sitting in a boat. Sadly, Barbara's camera took a little dip, and hasn't quite recovered yet.

It the afternoon we joined the throngs of people in Washington DC for the fireworks show. We ate Parmensan chicken and did the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle as a group to pass the time. We did it all perfectly except one letter!

We sat at the foot of the capitol, and when the cannons fired without warning it scared me to death! Fortunately, it was just part of the show!

Barbara and Kent took a walk up to the Washington Monument, which left Ed, Crystal and I playing cards. Crystal was the Master of Star Trek Uno. She won 7 games! Ed and I tied at 3 games apiece. It seemed to be a little more than just luck working for Crystal!

The main event started at 9:10 and lasted about 20 minutes. It was a beautiful show, enhanced by the setting of the Washington Monument. It's memorable to be in the nation's capitol on the Fourth of July. It reminds us how blessed we are to live in a land where freedom is prized so dearly. Happy Birthday America, and thanks for letting us live here!


  1. That sounds like the perfect Fourth of July!

  2. A great adventure was had by all. Thanks for such a wonderful time.