Tuesday, July 04, 2006
4th of July
Happy Independence Day
I love the 4th of July. Probably because it is right before my birthday, and I secretly think all the hoopla is just for ME!
The 4th of July is a big dang deal in Rapid City South Dakota, and so far we have already gone to a parade, watched 2 B-1 fly-by's and one B-52 fly-by, watched the city fireworks show from our back porch, celebrated with hundreds up at Mt Rushmore, listened to a marching band and other groups perform, and watched a huge fireworks display. And that was all before today!
Today we are recooperating from the 2.5 mile hike up to Mt. Rushmore in the driving rain, a day spent sitting on damp sheets in a field, strained neck muscles from watching the 29 minutes of fireworks above the heads of Washington and Lincoln, and the 2.5 mile hike back to the car with sleepy kids who needed to be carried all the way down. Later, when we are all rested, we are going to go to a neighborhood BBQ, eat lots of good food, and light up a few more fireworks.
What a great way to prepare for my 30th birthday!!!!
I have been working on a list of things to do this summer. It is not complete, but one item is to blog 30 times this summer. This is blog #256... stay tuned for tomorrow's blog #257 where I post the incomplete List of 30 Things To Do the Summer I Turned 30 and you can give me a few ideas!