celebrating july fourth!
We're celebrating the nation's independence in my part of the world (North Carolina, USA) with old-fashioned Fourth of July festivities.
I love our town's fireworks display in the Symphony Lake park. The NC Symphony supplies its traditional 1812 Overture for the grand finale. Cannon, too, at the end that can be heard from miles away.
Later, we watch crowds at televised celebrations from New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
Everybody having fun. Waving flags. Listening to stirring music. Glad to be living in this amazing nation.
Before trees grew so large, we sat on our porch to ohhh and ahhh over the pops and fiery boomers. We still hang out on the porch, listening to pyrotechnics and glimpsing only their highest sparkles between treetops. But even that peek is enough.
The Fourth is one of the few times of year I put aside my healthy eating habits Yep. Load up those carbs and calories for one night; I am not afraid!
Hot dogs. JM's famous to-die-for baked beans that are the hit at block picnics. Corn on the cob. Pasta salad. Banana pudding. Our baker friends bring more tasty desserts (I cannot bake!) and join us for potluck on the porch.
We munch and mingle. Fireworks provide the background as conversation flows on a hot Southern night.
Hey, we saved you a plate of baked beans and 'naner pudding. Thanks a ton for dropping by. Have a sparkling-good start to your July and plenty of happy tales!
What's your fave way to celebrate summer's patriotic holidays?
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7/6/2015 08:49:27 am
Sounds like you had a great weekend, wish I was there to join in the fun! I'm starving now after reading about all those yummy treats.
7/20/2015 11:54:36 am
So glad you dropped by for a virtual visit to the ballpark, Corrina! It was fun having you there.
7/3/2016 01:00:44 pm
I was in San Francisco for 4th July a few years ago, great times
7/4/2016 02:22:07 pm
Mike, that must've been awesome! I saw a video clip of fireworks over the Golden Gate Bridge, and it was breath-taking.
7/4/2016 02:26:30 pm
I am with you about enjoying a Fourth Feast, Tamara. We surely can load carbs once a year and enjoy. Glad you have a spot picked out for your fireworks. Enjoy!
7/4/2016 02:28:31 pm
You got that right, Elaine <smiling here>!
7/3/2017 08:55:27 am
Love the gathering of the neighborhood. We will have our own family cookout and do a few sparklers! I've convinced my former-artillery husband to cut down on load bangs over the years! ;)
7/3/2017 09:05:40 am
Happy 4th of July Cat and JM!
7/6/2017 08:54:26 pm
What a lovely tradition, Rosie..... 'que, dip and friends😺.
7/6/2017 08:56:13 pm
Perfect way to celebrate, Debra. Understand wanting to cut regulate the booms....kids love 'em; sleeping babes and animals....not so much
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