4th of July Reflections

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We ended our fabulous 4th of July meal with Angel Food Cake, Vanilla Icecream, Strawberries, Blueberries and Whip Cream!

This year we celebrated the 4th of July with family so we hosted the event at our house.  We started dinner off with some 4th of July Trivia that I actually found the links on the internet and I labeled a mason jar and at the end of the meal we all went around asking questions etc…..we had no winner these were just some historical questions to help remind us of our founding fathers and those who came before us and why we are celebrating this special day.

Everyone pitched in on the meal my Dad and Step Mom bought the steaks, my Mom helped me clean my house and picked up some ice cream too.  My brother and sister in law along with my little niece all came over and we had a great time!  The only thing I didn’t get a good picture of were the steaks and let me tell you they were fabulous.   We had baked potatoes and salad and I put some of our homemade honey pear preserves out too.

So we hung out at our house for dinner, did some trivia, swam in the pool, watched “Restaurant Impossible” and then we went down town to see the fireworks.

Nothin’ like homemade iced tea on a hot summer day!
I decorated the table with flags!

All in all a very patriotic day…..see below for video of the fireworks we saw they were magnificent!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ZdBZb3mNE]

The downside of the evening was that the traffic was terrible getting out of the downtown area.  We made the mistake of parking at the top of a parking deck and it took about an hour and 40 minutes to get out of the deck….we had a perfect view though!

Hope all of you had as enjoyable of a 4th as we did!  Now that we are in the dog days of summer I am spending my days canning, keeping my chickens cool, swimming in the pool, or heading to the ocean.  What are you up to?

As always thanks for stopping by our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!

Fondly,

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4 thoughts on “4th of July Reflections

  1. An hour and 40 minutes! Wow. That’s crazy. They should do shuttles or something to the mall parking lot or some place similar to reduce the gridlock. Set up a route that is largely closed to traffic and just have several buses going back and forth for a couple of hours after the show.

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