Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Day with Neighbors and Friends

We spent the morning of July 4th playing with the dogs.

In the afternoon, our neighbors-on-the-flat held their annual July 4th parade, open to all kids with decorated wheels.  Approximately one-bazillion children showed up.  

These were my two favorites.  I also liked the old guy dressed as Uncle Sam, riding a Harley.  He sure was having fun!  (Sadly, no photo...)

We spent the evening at the annual Turner BBQ.  It was wonderful to visit with everyone.   

Every year BT does a "Sparkler Dance," but due to the strict new anti-fireworks laws in Sonoma County, her dance has evolved into something else entirely.  This year she acted out The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, complete with church tower, a boat on a river, a bridge, and (of course) a stick horse.  It was brilliant.  We all wished Sarah Palin could've seen it. 

After the performance...flaming cherries jubilee.  (Which were fireworks, of a sort!)

We made it home before dark, so the dogs and I could kick back in the bedroom with a good book.  Keeper gets really nervous on July 4th.  Riff stays relaxed....unless they launch a rocket to the moon.  Some neighbors set up chairs in our driveway, and kept Jeff company.  It's a terrific way to watch the fireworks at the fairgrounds. 


Elf said...

Wow, brings back memories--my block used to have a 4th of july party and the kids (like me) decorated our bikes and did a parade. Thanks for that! And beautiful firework at the end. :-)

Celeste said...


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