Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Day Of....

The 4th of July is almost over. We aren't as active at all as we were in our younger years. It is just nice to have visits from friends and relatives and watch the boats on the lake pass by. Our daughter and grandson and his friend finally were able to start fishing a bit around 4PM after the rain stopped. They didn't catch anything besides panfish but stayed out for a couple of hours. The Mister watched Nascar qualifying instead of fishing,  the friend's daughter took a nap, and the son-in law and I chatted for quite a while and watched both the fishermen and the pleasure riders pass by. We also saw the great bald eagle swoop down and then up and away. A kingfisher did the same while the cardinal high in a dead tree sang and viewed it all.

The early evening turned quite a bit cooler so it was decided to eat indoors - in shifts! The foods they brought were more than enough and delicious. We had bar-b-que chicken, grilled dogs, homemade potato salad, homemade baked mac & cheese, melon, strawberries, red grapefruit, bing cherries and more. I'm disappointed in my indoor photos. It seems that when the lights are on, everything is too orange.

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It is now 9:30PM and Pal has received his medicine to prevent high anxiety during the fireworks that we now hear. Our bedtime approaches and we look forward to it. 


  1. Man! As I said before I love where you live and I love your home! The fishing pictures remind me of the 80's when a friend of mine, who moved to Cape Cod and he took with him a very similar aluminum row boat that we purchased together back in the 80's. I used to go down on the weekends and we would fish at the many ponds down there. Good memories. We didn't like catching pan fish because we were going for rainbow trout, which we would later grill for supper in his back yard. Wonderful memories!