Originally we had planned a trip to Lake George and then Maine this weekend, but Ben had big plans with friends from school for Saturday A going away party, with three other friends who are intending on moving. No clarity of if he is moving at this point, but we cannot prevent him from attending a party in his honor.
We still considered the trip, but Gavin was not thrilled about going solo, so we opted out.
I planned a party for ourselves on Saturday, which is today and there are about 6 who will be in attendance, and two of those are dogs. Real dogs....In an attempt NOT to overshadow the fourth of July holiday (thinking everyone would be busy) I decided on a summer Saturday party. Everyone seemed to have been FREE on Friday....but everyone is booked today with Graduations, birthdays, camp outs and other vacations...no one is around. WE shall see how this "party" turns out.
The fourth was spent with Tammy's family. We went to their place for a cook out. The kids did some swimming, game playing and we ate traditional fourth of July grub, Hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad etc.
It was nice to spend time with another family. Since the kids have grown up...we have gone from a family of six to a family of three...it's so sad..Gavin so needs a little playmate. He gets along well with Tammy's kids so that works out.
The kids played around while Tammy and I sang to the 80's metal band music that was being played by Under the Gun just across the canal. They are a local band. Mark likes them, and we saw them last year at the Balloon Fest. (WE opted out of that this year.)
The skies eventually ceased rain pellets and the wind died down. The sunset was amazing, so many different colors. (in this last picture you can see the Island where the bands were playing etc).
This boat was all over the canal way flashing it's many red, whites and blues. You can just see a bit of fireworks in the right hand corner from another area firework display.
A little more music, finished beers, a port a potty break and soon it was dark enough and the Fireworks can begin.