Sunday, July 7, 2024

4th of July Weekend


I have always loved 4th of July weekend, because it has always been a lovely extension of my birthday at the end of June.  I also love all things patriotic; the flags, the songs, the fireworks and really anything red, white and blue.  I grew up in small town America and that kind of upbringing sticks with you.  A small town 4th of July parade will show you the best of America.

For our 4th, we golfed and then went to fireworks on Venice Beach.  There were a lot of people, but also, so easy to get to with free parking everywhere, unlike many beach towns. It really has a small town feel in our little beach community.  We reminisced a bit about fireworks we have attended over the years.   Being on the beach and watching the fireworks burst over the gulf is special, but we also loved the fireworks at our country club with our girls and their friends running around, Greenfield Village (Dearborn, Michigan) with the Detroit Symphony playing along and even one time watching from the bridge over the Mississippi River, when we lived in Memphis.

This is our 7th year and counting of fireworks on the beach.  We do love Florida life.

Happy Sunday.  Wedding day is 12 days away!

P.S.  Megan sent this photo and can’t wait to see this cutie girl so soon!


  1. How can it be 7 yrs already?? Seems like only yesterday that I was offering y’all relief from your first hurricane????!!!!!
    Don’t forget to stop 🛑 and just take in each moment of wedding weekend…making each second a memory!!!!! Have a blast!!

    1. Getting daily calls from my daughter - can’t wait to get there for all the fun!

  2. I love fireworks, too! You have a perfect place to watch them!!

  3. What a perfect place to watch fireworks! Sounds like you had a good time. Enjoy the wedding. It will be over before you know it. Take lots of pictures


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