Since there were no big fireworks shows around this year, everyone bought their own. It was a bang up 4th of July.
I am so happy that Jill made us all go to Jan's house as usual on this Independence Day. We were mostly outside, no one had any signs of illness, and we can only hope no one was exposed and a carrier. We all did a lot of hand washing and didn't breath on anyone. We were careful, but we also relaxed for the day.
Jan decorated her deck with flags. The weather warmed up to the low 70's. It was perfect.
Tom got to have fresh oysters from the bay cooked on the grill. Then he grilled the pre-cooked ribs we had done in the oven at home that morning and we dined on ribs, my macaroni salad, Jan's baked beans, Jill's special corn/avacado, black bean relish scoped up on corn chips, and her fresh fruits and vegie trays. It was all delish!
After dinner the kids played in boats - well, kayaks.
Jan and I sat down by the dock and talked.
A big fat cloud fish ate the sun.
Finally the sun popped out from under that cloud, just in time for sunset.
Then we ate pie.
Jill said she needed to take a photo of her plate.
I did too. They looked just the same. The answer to what kind of pie should I have was, "All of them!". Jill's cherry pie, Jan's rhubarb pie, and my triple berry pie.
By now there were fireworks going off all around the bay. It was time for Jill's show.
I went down to the danger zone long enough to do my giant sparkler.
The neighbors had some fancy stuff.
Most of ours were smaller, but fun.
Isaac did the lighting.
The Young ones sat close to the action. The old ones were cozy on the deck above.
Our show and the continuous show all around the bay were noisy and sparkly and fun.
Swoosh, boom, pop, flash, sizzle.