We had such a wonderful July 4th. I’m so thankful for the community and friendships that are found here in our neighborhood. We have a pool that is just a stone’s throw from our home. Our swim team spends it’s summer splashing and getting stronger in the neighborhood water. Several times a summer, our pool has a big cookout and covered dish meal. July 4th is one of those celebratory days that we SO enjoy.
This Fourth began with our First Annual Bicycle Parade. Children of all sizes with bikes of all kinds, lined up near the pool and took a stroll around the block with streamers blowing in the wind and smiling faces greeting parade watchers. We made our circle and returned to the pavilion to share chilly, drippy, rich-red watermelon slabs.
The afternoon included lunch with all-night roasted pork and an array of delectable dishes with homemade ice cream as a chilly finale’.
There are several contests in the afternoon, including “Belly Flop” and “Biggest Splash” contests. And the big draw for the kids is the Minnow Chase. Wow! I love to watch the kids frantically try to catch the largest number of minnows.
Sunscreen, splashes and swinging tunes, patriotism and poolside fun, towels and sweet tea- our Fourth was quite enjoyable. How about yours?