Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Our celebration begins early this morning with a road race around the lake (I'll be encouraging the participants, but R will be running), followed by a community party at the finish line in the park. After that, we'll take a walk around the arts and crafts festival set up at the end of the lake.

The parade steps off mid-afternoon, then it's back home for a family barbecue. Our extended family will gather for food, swimming, and boating. Later in the evening we'll roast marshmallows over the fire and make s'mores. The grand finale is always the fireworks display over the lake.

I love Independence Day, and our town goes all-out for its celebration!

16 comments:

  1. This sounds very American and like lots of fun.

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  2. have a wonderful weekend Joann and stay cool!

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  3. It sounds great, especially the smores part! Have fun today!

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  4. Wow, that sounds like so much fun! Wish I could join you. We have friends that plan for this holiday for six months though. Big big party!

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  5. Have a great day! I love those holiday roadraces!

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  6. An idyliic day! Happy 4th to you as well! We will be enjoying the fireworks here in DC tonight complete with food and good company. Always a fun day.

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  7. Sounds like you have a fun filled day ahead of you. Enjoy your 4th!

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  8. What a fun filled day, JoAnn. Hope everything is great!

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  9. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. Enjoy!

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  10. Your description sounds like a perfect Norman Rockwell version of Independence Day. Everything is there except the politicians. Hope you have a happy time.

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  11. It sounds fabulous! Love 4th of July, too.

    Here's my salon:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsaccidentallife.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-salon-july-4.html

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  12. I'm at the lake too! (In the Adirondacks.) We'll be going out on a pontoon boat to watch the fireworks.

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful day JoAnn!!

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  14. What a wonderful day and I love how you bring the community together through this celebration in America. We don't have anything like this in England and I wish we did!

    I spent 4th of July in New York a few years back and had the pleasure of watching the fireworks across the Hudson from the FDR bridge - a very fond memory! Happy 4th July!

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  15. I hope you had a fabulous day! Ours was quiet and relaxing.

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  16. JoAnn, thank you for commenting on my Sunday Salon post.

    I am having some trouble with moderation today on my Blogger blogs...for whatever reason!

    I keep getting an error message when I try to publish the comments.

    I don't know if you've experienced any issues with this lately...but then, maybe you don't have comment moderation.

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