Each year, we wonder if our good ol' speed boat will start up...she's getting to be an old gal now.
But, yep, it looks like she is up to it for one more summer!
The 4th of July celebrated U.P. style is quite unique. The morning parade has hordes of people that you never see otherwise. Trucks of all styles are in the parade with waving folks in/on them. We even saw a yellow School Bus and a Charter Bus in the line-up this year. Unfortunately, the spewing water Cement Mixer was not in attendance, but the spouting fire truck with hose was, so we still managed to get ourselves doused and drenched again. Fireworks started at about 10:00 PM. We parked in a gravel lot near Ace Hardware and cozied up with the mosquitoes. Horns honk when a particular explosive spray is appreciated. Nearby revelers shoot off rockets, light sparklers and throw "poppers."
Here our group gathers for a birthday party at the White Stag. Five birthdays in a little over three weeks is a lot to celebrate. Following our party, we all went go-karting...as usual I was the slow poke of the gang.
Times spent with my family are simply the best! Thanks, again, little pink carrier, for carrying clothes for this time together - we'll soon be on the road again to more adventures!